ERIC Number: ED176425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Travel to School: October 1978. Current Population Reports. Population Characteristics. Series P-20, No. 342.
Suter, Larry E.
This report is the first statistical study published by the Census Bureau to describe the distance, time, and mode of transportation of students enrolled in school from the nursery school level through college, as well as for those in vocational schools. The information was obtained from members of households who were interviewed in the October 1978 Current Population Survey and is presented in this report by characteristics of the student, such as grade level, race, metropolitan residence, and type of school. The report says these statistics may be useful in discussing efficient energy use and in understanding the relationship between residential living patterns and choice of school transportation. They should also be useful as a basis for comparison of changes in transportation patterns in future surveys as the number of children in school changes during the 1980s. (Author)
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, National Surveys, Preschool Education, Student Transportation, Surveys, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.75)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.