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A Comparative Study on the Role of the Primate Cityin a Metropolitan Region in Korea

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ABSTRACT

This paper examines the spatial configuration of the selected Korean metropolitan regions with special reference on functional linkage between the core city and the periphery. The selected cases consist of Seoul Metropolitan Region, Busan-Ulsan Metropolitan Region, and Daegu Metropolitan Region. The rationale behind such a spatial analysis on the Korean metropolitan region is that the recent change of functional linkage between core and periphery in a metropolitan region is not appropriately taken account into the existing configuration of a metropolitan plan. More specifically, the periphery of Seoul Metropolitan Region is dependent upon the core city in terms of employment, where Seoul plays predominant role in the metropolitan region with regards to employment and other urban activities. Yet, other two core metropolitan cities, Busan and Daegu, in which Job Dependency Rate(JDR) in the periphery is to great extent less than Job Occupancy Rate(JOR) from the core, suffer the loss of comparative advantage in metropolitan economy, only taking the leading edges in urban service.

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