TITLE

REASONS FOR MOVES TO AND FROM A CENTRAL CITY AREA

AUTHOR(S)
Ross, H. Laurence
PUB. DATE
March 1962
SOURCE
Social Forces;Mar62, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p261
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The change of residence is a subject of strong and growing interest in urban sociology. This interest is based on the fact that mobility is the proximal cause of many changes in the demography and social structure of urban areas. A common technique used to study the reasons for individual and family mobility is to ask people the reasons for their contemplated or completed moves. This paper reports the results of such a study in a central city area. It suggests that the cause of mobility may be different for moves of different lengths and different directions, and thus integrates some of the simpler theories advanced in the literature. Perhaps the best-known explanation for residential mobility is change in family size. The purpose of this paper is to call attention to the likelihood that change of residence may be a more complex phenomenon than has been assumed in previous research and that various forms of change of residence may require different explanations. The results suggest that distance and direction of move may be useful as classificatory principles in the further analysis of residential mobility.
ACCESSION #
13512031

 

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