SUBURBANIZATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND POPULATION 1948-1975

ANALYSIS OF DATA FROM THE CENSUSES OF POPULATION, MANUFACTURES, AND BUSINESS INDICATES THAT DURING THE PERIOD AFTER WORLD WAR II VERY LITTLE POPULATION AND EMPLOYMENT GROWTH TOOK PLACE IN THE LARGEST CITIES. THIS PAPER PRESENTS AN ANALYSIS OF AND EMPIRICAL FINDINGS ABOUT CHANGES IN LAND-USE PATTERNS OCCURRING WITHIN THE 39 LARGEST METROPOLITAN AREAS DURING THE POST-WAR PERIOD, PERTINENT TO THE DEBATE ABOUT ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION PROBLEM. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS ON LAND-USE TRENDS IN THESE AREAS DURING THE PERIODS 1948-1954 AND 1954-1958 ARE DISCUSSED. AN 11 EQUATION ECONOMETRIC MODEL IS PRESENTED TO EXPLAIN POPULATION AND EMPLOYMENT CHANGES WITHIN CENTRAL CITIES AND METROPOLITAN RINGS FOR THE 1954-1958 PERIOD. THE MODEL IS THEN USED TO PREDICT THE LAND-USE PATTERN IN A TYPICAL METROPOLITAN AREA DURING THE YEARS 1965 AND 1975. THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE ANALYSIS AND THE EMPIRICAL FINDINGS FOR THE VARIOUS PROPOSED SOLUTIONS TO THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION PROBLEM ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 25-39
  • Monograph Title: Travel forecasting
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  • Accession Number: 00240392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 20 1994 12:00AM