Measuring legislative boundaries

Christopher P. Chambers, Alan D. Miller

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We introduce the first family of district compactness measures that can incorporate a wide range of internal geographic features. The measures in this family are the probability that a district contains an admissible path between a randomly selected pair of people. The measure can account for roads, travel time, political boundaries, and prior districts. This family of measures includes the path-based measure of Chambers and Miller (2010).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-275
Number of pages8
JournalMathematical Social Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (all)
  • Psychology (all)
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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