SECOND HOMES AND COMPACT CITIES IN SPAIN: TWO ELEMENTS OF THE SAME SYSTEM?
Article first published online: 7 JUN 2007
Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie
Volume 98, Issue 3, pages 325–335, July 2007
How to Cite
MÓDENES, J.-A. and LÓPEZ-COLÁS, J. (2007), SECOND HOMES AND COMPACT CITIES IN SPAIN: TWO ELEMENTS OF THE SAME SYSTEM?. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 98: 325–335. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9663.2007.00400.x
- Issue published online: 7 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 7 JUN 2007
- Received: July 2005; revised July 2006
- Second homes;
- logistic regression;
- compact cities;
- sociodemographic factors;
- housing factors
The aim of this paper is to connect two processes that have been analysed independently to date and that have characterised the housing experience of the Spanish population. On the one hand, the consequences induced by the high density of Spanish urban spaces on other spatial spheres of people's lives and on the other hand, the traditional presence and the recent expansion of second home possession. In this context, we will demonstrate that, in Spain, a strong statistical relationship has been established between the location of main dwellings in a very dense urban context and a greater probability of having second homes. This relationship is better known in the scientific literature as the ‘compensation hypothesis’.