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Explanation of geographical distribution of hemp plantations by different neighbourhood characteristics in Enschede

Vries, J.W. de (2019) Explanation of geographical distribution of hemp plantations by different neighbourhood characteristics in Enschede.

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Abstract:Background: The municipality of Enschede is confronted with a relative high amount of domestic (home-based) hemp plantations. The hemp plantations cause hazardous situations and despite of the risks of flooding and fire, neighbourhoods are still confronted with hemp cultivation at home-based locations. Enschede is responsible for half of the discovered (!) hemp plantations in Twente in the period between 2015 and 2017. Objectives: The foremost aim of this research is to provide insight in the distribution of hemp plantations in the neighbourhoods of Enschede. In the past, no research was carried out for this societal problem. Methods: The unit of analysis are the neighbourhoods of Enschede. The characteristics of the individuals are aggregated and the different neighbourhood characteristics are analysed. The neighbourhood characteristics were derived from the Central Office for Statistics (CBS) and a principal component analysis was carried out to provide insight in the neighbourhoods of Enschede with respect to the relationship with discovered hemp plantations. Results: Analysis over the period 2015-2017 shows a positive correlation between the quantitative presence of hemp plantations on the one hand and lower Socioeconomic Status (SES) and less social control among residents on the other.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/77921
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