Publication Details

Title: Do Central Cities and Suburbs Have Similar Dimensions of Need?
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: 1980
Published In: The Professional Geographer
Description: This paper examines the proposition that United States suburbs are gradually acquiring many of the traits and problems traditionally associated with inner cities. An analysis of direct and surrogate measures of community development need indicates that in 1970 the average central city had a greater percapita need than the average Chicago suburb. However, the dimensions of need of central cities and suburbs are quite similar. Close associations between minority race, poverty, and female-headed families exist in both central cities and suburbs, as do high residual correlations between population decline, elderly populations, and low levels of crowding.
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Citation: The Professional Geographer. 32. Issue 4. 400 - 411. ISSN 1467-9272. DOI 10.1111/j.0033-0124.1980.00400.x.
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