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Class-Specific White Flight [microform] : A Comparative Analysis of Large American Cities / William H. Frey
Bib ID 5361786
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Frey, William H
Description [Washington, D.C.]] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1978 
36 p. 

This study is concerned with evaluating some demographic and policy-relevant attributes of central cities that have been proposed as determinants of class-specific, white, city-to-suburb movement. Drawing on migration data from the 1970 census for 39 metropolitan areas, the present investigation: (1) evaluates the aggregate impact that the white city-to-suburb movement imposes on the class structures of large central cities; (2) isolates demographic and policy-relevant flight determinants for white movers at different status levels; and (3) estimates the aggregate impact that policy-relevant attributes impose on the population compositions of individual central cities as a result of city-to-suburb movement. Findings presented indicate that: (1) upper-status white flight is responsive to the central city's racial composition, although this effect is moderated in Southern cities; (2) there exists a feedback relationship between suburb-city disparities in per capita educational expenditures and upper-status flight; and (3) both of these explanations are more important in accounting for the out-movement of a city's college-educated population than for the out-movement of other education classes. A demographic decomposition technique is then employed in the study to estimate the hypothetical redistribution consequences that would be associated with equalizing suburb-city fiscal disparities, lowering the city crime rate, and reducing the percentage of the city's black population. (Author/EB)


Sponsoring Agency: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD. Center for Population Research.

Contract Number: 1-ROI-HD-10666-01.

ERIC Note: Pages 6 and 15 may not reproduce well due to print size of the original document.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Blacks.  |  Demography.  |  Educational Background.  |  Metropolitan Areas.  |  Racial Factors.  |  Social Class.  |  Social Differences.  |  Social Status.  |  Urban to Suburban Migration.  |  Whites.
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty
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