Patterns of internal residential movement of population in Wichita, Kansas, 1920-1950
AdvisorCowgill, Donald O.
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Our society is an urban society. As a nation, we have made the transition from rural to urban in less than fifty years. Perhaps no other trend has had such a profound effect on our way of life as the trend toward increasing urbanization. The modern city is a product of a complexity of geographic, economic, cultural, and social factors. A superficial look at the city reveals only a structure of streets, blocks, business places, and residential buildings. The individual seems lost in the maze. But upon closer observation the city is found to exhibit definite patterns. It is toward a better understanding of one of these, the patterns of intra-city population mobility, that this study of Wichita, Kansas is directed.
Table of Contents
Theories of urban ecology and mobility -- Hypotheses and methodology -- The centrifugal tendency -- Length of residence and distance from the center of the city -- Rate of movement and length of residence -- Rate of movement and rate of growth -- Distance of movement and rate of growth -- Summary and conclusions -- Bibliography
Thesis (M.A.)-- University of Wichita, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dept. of Sociology