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Black Suburbanization in the Mid-1980s [microform] : Trends and Differentials. CDE Working Paper #90-13 / Elaine L. Fielding
Bib ID 5523019
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Fielding, Elaine L
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1990 
45 p. 

The 1980 United States Census showed a marked acceleration in the suburbanization of blacks during the 1970s. This study analyzes statistical data from the 1985 American Housing Survey (AHS) National and Metropolitan Files to determine if that pattern of acceleration continued in the 1980s. These sets of data also permitted racial and socioeconomic status comparisons in overall suburbanization level and in the propensity of recent movers to choose suburban destinations. The following conclusions are reported: (1) black suburbanization has slowed since the 1970s; (2) blacks continued to show lower levels of suburbanization than whites; (3) only a small percentage of blacks moved to suburban areas from the central cities; (4) once in the suburbs, blacks tended to remain there at the same rate as whites; (5) intrametropolitan racial segregation remained high, although it showed signs of decreasing; and (6) large differences in the suburbanization process were found among the 11 metropolitan areas surveyed. A list of 37 references, four tables of statistical data, and 19 graphs are appended. (FMW)


Availability: The Center for Demography and Ecology, 4412 Social Sciences Building, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison WI 53706.

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

Contract Number: HD-5876.

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 3-5, 1990).

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

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Black Population Trends.  |  Blacks.  |  Migration Patterns.  |  Racial Distribution.  |  Racial Segregation.  |  Relocation.  |  Residential Patterns.  |  Urban Areas.  |  Urban Demography.  |  Urban to Suburban Migration.  |  Whites.
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center for Demography and Ecology
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