Title

Regional Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Trends in Annual Growth Rates of Total Personal Income and Population - 1959-1987

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Department

Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs

Abstract

The annual growth rates of total personal income and population in regional metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas are examined for the period 1959-87, partitioned into sub periods. Statistical testing for equality of rates shows no perceptible differences in growth rates between the major categories, metro and nonmetro. Further, this study uses a model similar in scope to shift-share analysis to test for convergence of the growth rates within these categories. It was found that for both regional nonmetro and metro areas, there was a general trend toward convergence with the exception of the 1970s decade. In that decade total population growth rates in the nonmetro areas and total income and total population growth rates in the metro areas showed significant divergences.

Publication Title

Growth and Change

Volume

23

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

15