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Suburban Advantage: Social Reality or Lingering Ideal

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dc.contributor.advisor Tolnay, Stewart en_US Beeson, Bonnie en_US 2012-09-13T17:38:48Z 2012-09-13T17:38:48Z 2012-09-13 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.other Beeson_washington_0250O_10274.pdf en_US
dc.description Thesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Suburban Advantage: Social Reality or Lingering Ideal? There is a lingering assumption embedded in the social sciences that suburban areas are better locations for residence compared to central city areas. This thesis tests whether the objective economic advantage of suburbs has changed over time and whether it varies geographically. Data from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS), for the period of 1950 to 2000 are combined with the American Community Survey data from 2005-09. The sample in this study is restricted to non-institutionalized, white heads of households between the ages 18-64 who are not currently students. The findings reveal: (1) a declining suburban advantage for a set of socioeconomic indicators over time and (2) variation in the level and trend of suburb/central city differences across geographic regions. en_US
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dc.subject Suburb; Suburban Advantage en_US
dc.subject.other Sociology en_US
dc.subject.other Demography en_US
dc.subject.other Sociology en_US
dc.title Suburban Advantage: Social Reality or Lingering Ideal en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.embargo.terms No embargo en_US

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