CIRJE-F-527 "Homeless Networks and Geographic Concentration: Evidence from Osaka City"
Author Name Iwata, Shinichiro and Koji Karato
Date November 2007
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Remarks @Subsequently published in Papers in Regional Science 90, 27-44, 2011.

Homeless people in Osaka City are geographically concentrated. The purpose of this paper is to examine this geographic concentration by focusing on homeless networks. The data we use contain information on Osaka City's homeless population by census blocks. The estimated results of a spatial autoregressive model with autoregressive disturbances show that the homeless network is significantly positive across census blocks. Networks exist in a homeless society.