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Papeles de población

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GARROCHO, Carlos  and  CAMPOS, Juan. Dynamics of the polycentric structure of the tertiary employment in the metropolitan area of the City of Toluca, 1994-2004. Pap. poblac [online]. 2007, vol.13, n.52, pp.109-135. ISSN 2448-7147.

In this paper the tertiary employment subcenters articulated to the spatial structure of the Metropolitan Area of the City of Toluca (AMT) are identified and their most relevant aspects are analyzed as well: their number, size, density, hierarchy, localization, economic specialization and evolution through time; some explanation lines are outlined. In order to do so, a classification of the sub-centers, identified inside AMT, according to their economic profile and functioning logics in the metropolitan context is proposed; the previously stated allows characterizing and examining them in a more systematized manner. Hence, the double threshold method is used, and some improvements which make it easier and more objective to be applied in Mexican cities are incorporated. Disaggregated information according to sub-sector and activity sector (including the governmental one) at AGEG scale is used.

Keywords : urban spatial structure; tertiarization; tertiary employment; Metropolitan Area of the City of Toluca; State of Mexico.

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