RELOCATING THE ELDERLY: SIX CASES OF MARTA'S IMPACT ON PEOPLE

This study directs attention to the personal reactions of selected individuals to a social process, which is the unexpected and involuntary relocation of the elderly to another residence. More specifically, this report traces the impact on older people in six cases, both individuals and couples, who were relocated by MARTA between 1973 and 1975. The authors point out that these six cases are not necessarily representative in any strict sense, but they do suggest the range and intensity of impacts that relocation can have on people. The report concludes that as a result of earlier experience, it appears that MARTA is more cognizant of individual preferences and that relocated households have played a more active role in relocation decision-making. (UMTA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Georgia, Athens

    College of Business Administration
    Athens, GA  United States  30602

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Rothman, N C
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331218
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-GA11-0006-81-10
  • Contract Numbers: GA-11-0006
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM