DO SUBURBANITES USE THE CENTRAL CITY?

THIS ARTICLE, USING DATA OBTAINED DURING A SURVEY CONDUCTED IN RADNOR TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA--JUST OUTSIDE OF PHILADELPHIA, TRIES TO ANSWER FOUR BASIC QUESTIONS CONCERNING SUBURBAN USE OF THE CENTRAL CITY. FIRST, HOW OFTEN DO SUBURBANITES TAKE ADVANTAGE OF (OR USE) THE CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL, AND SHOPPING FACILITIES OF THE CENTRAL CITY? SECOND, ARE THERE ANY MEANINGFUL AND SOCIAL-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISITCS THAT AFFECT THE RATE AT WHICH SUBURBANITES USE CENTRAL CITY FACILITIES? THIRD, ARE COMMUTERS MORE LIKELY TO USE CENTRAL CITY FACILITIES THAN ARE SUBURBANITES WHO DO NOT WORK IN THE CITY? AND, FOURTH, DOES LENGTH OF RESIDENCY IN A SUBURBAN COMMUNITY AFFECT THE RATE AT WHICH SUBURBANITES USE THE CENTRAL CITY? THE SURVEY SHOWED THAT ABOUT 50 PERCENT OF THE SUBURBAN FAMILIES USE THE CITY ONCE A MONTH OR LESS. MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS WERE FOUND BETWEEN MOST SOCIAL-ECONOMIC FACTORS STUDIED, INCLUDING REGULAR CENTRAL CITY COMMUTING AND LENGTH OF RESIDENCE IN THE SUBURB, AND CENTRAL CITY USE. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 37, No 3, PP 192-195, 4 TAB, 5 REF
  • Authors:
    • Zikmund, J
  • Publication Date: 1971-5

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  • Accession Number: 00239366
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 1 1971 12:00AM