Accession Number : AD0786876

Title :   Urban Growth and Decline in the United States: A Study of Migration's Effects in Two Cities,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Morrison,Peter A.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The paper examines U.S. migration, first from a broad analytical viewpoint and then through the experience of two specific cities. Section II considers the functions and dynamics of the migration process: what causes migration to occur, what its effects are on migrants, and how it affects the places they leave and the places to which they go. Sections III and IV present two specific metropolitan area case studies within which general urbanization phenomena are examined: San Jose, California, a case study of rapid population growth; and the city of St. Louis, which exemplifies central-city population decline. Viewed as opposite extremes of a growth-decline continuum, San Jose and St. Louis illuminate the common demographic processes operating in these two highly contrasting settings. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Urban areas, *Population, *Migration, Urban planning

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE