ERIC Number: ED111920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Study in Comparative Urban Indicators: Conditions in 18 Large Metropolitan Areas.
Flax, Michael J.
This is a revised and expanded version of a previous report on urban indicators which introduces new indicators for 4 of the 14 quality of life categories covered in the previous report. It updates indicators for 9 of the 14 categories and employs the indicators to develop charts and tables which use the Washington, D.C. area as a illustrative example. Central cities and suburbs of the 18 metropolitan areas are examined with respect to five of the quality of life categories. There is a tabulation and summary of these five indicators as they reflect conditions for the central cities and suburbs, ratios between city and suburban areas, and rates of change in these factors. Summary charts presenting city and suburban conditions in Washington, D.C. are used as examples. The paper provides sources and limitations of all indicators used, tabulations of all data presented in the initial report, and rationales for the revision, addition, or deletion of the various indicators. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Support, Crime, Data Collection, Drug Addiction, Employment Statistics, Environmental Research, Health Needs, Housing, Income, Infant Mortality, Quality Control, Research Methodology, Social Integration, Social Life, Suburban Environment, Suicide, Transportation, Urban Areas, Urban Environment, Urban Population, Urban Studies
Publications Office, The Urban Insitute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia