STUDY OF THE IMPACT ON HOUSEHOLDS OF RELOCATION FROM A HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY

INTERVIEWS TAKEN AT 228 HOUSEHOLDS DISPLACED BY RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION FOR INTERSTATE 90 ON THE WEST SIDE OF CLEVELAND WERE ANALYZED TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF RELOCATION. INDEPENDENT VARIABLES CONSIDERED WERE AGE, INCOME, OCCUPATION, EDUCATION, AND ANOMIA, A SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASURE OF ATTITUDE. UNFAVORABLE ATTITUDES TOWARD RELOCATION WERE FOUND TO ATTENUATE WITH TIME AT A RATE INVERSELY PROPORTIONAL TO AGE AND LENGTH OF RESIDENCE AT THE PRE-RELOCATION ADDRESS AND DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL TO INCOME AND EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT. RELOCATEES DISPLAYED THE SAME TENDENCY TO MAINTAIN OR UPGRADE TO SOCIAL STATUS OF THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS AS DID AN INDEPENDENT SAMPLE OF VOLUNTARY MOVERS. MEDIAN MONTHLY HOUSING EXPENSE INCREASED BY $52.50 AFTER RELOCATION. MORE THAN HALF OF THOSE WHO HAD BEEN TENANTS BECAME OWNERS AFTER RELOCATION. ONLY 5 PERCENT OF THE RELOCATEES CHANGED JOBS BECAUSE OF BEING RELOCATED, BUT A THIRD MADE LONGER TRIPS TO WORK. THE IMPACT OF RELOCATION IMPINGES MOST HEAVILY ON THE POOR AND THE ELDERLY, IF SUCH IMPACT IS DEFINED AS THE TOTAL EXPENDITURE OF ECONOMIC, PHYSICAL, AND PSYCHIC RESOURCES NECESSARY TO ADJUST TO A NEW RESIDENCE AND LOCATION. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 12-26
  • Monograph Title: Planning transportation systems
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  • Accession Number: 00202239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1973 12:00AM