ERIC Number: ED147410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Black Suburbanization: Access to Improved Quality of Life or Maintenance of the Status Quo?
Rose, Harold M.
Large numbers of blacks have been moving into residential zones outside the central city but within what is sometimes called the metropolitan ring. By 1970, 3.5 million blacks, or a million more than in 1960, lived in these areas. Although these areas are outside the city proper, they should not be linked to the images held of typical suburbia. Emphasis in this volume focuses on one set of predominantly black communities, many of which evolved as black settlements located in the metropolitan ring, and another set which was the target of black ring entry during the sixties. This work emphasizes the following attributes associated with the altered location of the mover population: housing, educational benefits, economic security, workplace accessibility, and other social services. The study finds that the quality of life in the black suburban rings is lower than that available in other suburban areas. These black populations form what are essentially vest pocket ghettos. As such, black suburbanization, as it is now, represents another settlement phase, and not a major reordering of the way blacks acquire residential access. Conclusions are supported by socioeconomic and demographic data. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Black Population Trends, Blacks, Community Services, Economic Opportunities, Educational Opportunities, Educational Quality, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Family Characteristics, Ghettos, Housing Opportunities, Quality of Life, Residential Patterns, Social Structure, Sociocultural Patterns, Socioeconomic Status, Suburbs, Urban to Suburban Migration
Ballinger Publishing Co., 17 Dunster Street, Cambridge, Mass. 02138
Publication Type: Books
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