ERIC Number: ED189199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Urban Residential Mobility: Places, People, and Policy.
Goodman, John L., Jr.
This paper examines the human and locational factors that influence patterns of residential mobility within metropolitan areas and discusses ways that public policy influences mobility patterns. The first section focuses on current demographic trends in central cities and suburbs, discussing data from the mid 1970s on population movement between cities and suburbs, regional differences in these trends, the racial and socioeconomic characteristics of people who move, and turnover rates in metropolitan housing. The second section deals principally with the reasons that people move within the same metropolitan area, presenting data on age of movers, changes in housing tenure (i.e., from rental to home ownership), and behavior involved in seeking a new home. The third section of the paper considers ways that Federal policy can facilitate the redistribution of populations in order to attract higher income households to the cities and reduce the disproportionate concentration of the poor in these areas. (GC)
Descriptors: Federal Government, Housing Opportunities, Inner City, Metropolitan Areas, Migration, Public Policy, Residential Patterns, Socioeconomic Status, Suburban Housing, Urban Demography, Urban to Suburban Migration
The Urban Institute, 2l00 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. ($3.50; order number URI 23100)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.