ERIC Number: ED153908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Residential Mobility in the City. Resource Paper No. 13.
Moore, Eric G.
This resource paper is designed to supplement undergraduate college geography courses at the introductory and advanced level; it is intended for the use of both the student and instructor. Two perspectives are discussed: the nature of individual movement behavior and the consequences of large numbers of moves for change in neighborhood characteristics. Part I is concerned with the decision-making processes of individual households for which two distinct stages are recognized: the decision to seek a new residence and the search for a new dwelling. In the first stage, factors affecting the decision to move are identified with particular attention focused on movement as a response to stresses of the local environment. In the second stage, the interaction between the household's awareness of the characteristics of the urban area and the location of available opportunities is stressed. Part II treats aggregate properties of residential mobility with emphasis on the implications of particular patterns of movement for neighborhood change. A model for examining mobility in large North American cities is developed in hopes of answering questions relating to the rate of population turnover and the change in neighborhood population composition. Figures, tables, and sources of the data for mobility studies are included. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Decision Making, Family Mobility, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Individual Characteristics, Instructional Materials, Migration, Mobility, Neighborhoods, Place of Residence, Population Trends, Relocation, Residential Patterns, Resource Materials, Rural to Urban Migration, Social Environment, Social Mobility, Supplementary Reading Materials, Textbooks, Urban Areas, Urban Demography, Urban Environment, Urban Population
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC. Commission on College Geography.