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Lehtonen, Olli; Ossi Kotavaara; Toivo Muilu; Hilkka Vihinen & Janne Huovari (2020). Kausiväestö moninaistaa kuvaa aluerakenteen kehityksestä Suomessa (The seasonal population diversifies the picture of development of the regional structure). Terra 132: 2, 69–84.

Kausiväestö moninaistaa kuvaa aluerakenteen kehityksestä Suomessa

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Author: Lehtonen, Olli1; Kotavaara, Ossi2; Muilu, Toivo3;
Organizations: 1Luonnonvarakeskus
2Kerttu Saalasti Instituutti, Oulun yliopisto
3Maankäyttö- ja aluesuunnittelu, Luonnonvarakeskus
4Pellervon taloustutkimus
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: Finnish
Published: Suomen maantieteellinen seura, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-08-10


Multi-local living and spatial interaction are expected to change the picture of regional development, as they emphasize the seasonal and interrelated use of areas. The article focusses on questions: What kind of spatial formation is the regional structure in Finland divided, and how common are these spatial formations in the regional structure? The results from the spatial cluster analysis show that the development of the regional structure is more diverse than previously known. Geographically, the dominating areas are seasonally growing areas which had remarkable increase in the seasonal use of areas. The results also showed that growth was more common in the regional structure than previously known, and the growth network extended from southern Finland to Lapland. The spatial formation of the stagnating areas was previously known to be narrower and more fragmented, as only a quarter of the surface area was classified as stagnating areas. The identifying of the diversity of the regional structure is essential for producing an exact picture of regional development for the needs of regional development and policy.

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Series: Terra
ISSN: 0040-3741
ISSN-L: 0040-3741
Volume: 132
Issue: 2
Pages: 69 - 84
DOI: 10.30677/terra.85022
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 119 Other natural sciences
519 Social and economic geography
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