Accession Number : AD0766871

Title :   An Examination of Four Housing Policies for New York City,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Rider,Kenneth Lloyd

Report Date : NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Using Forrester's city model as a starting point, an economic model of the housing market of New York City was constructed incorporating metropolitan data on housing stock, rent levels, operating expenses and return on capital. Several possible housing policies were examined over a range of model parameters. Artificially restricting new housing construction and increasing slum housing demolition apparently will serve to drive the poor from the city by making adequate housing unavailable but, this action would seem to have little effect on upward mobility, the availability of jobs, or influx of labor population. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*HOUSING(DWELLINGS), *NEW YORK), (*ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*POPULATION, MOBILITY), INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, MANPOWER, LABOR, CONSTRUCTION, INEQUALITIES

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE