Suburbanization of employment and population, 1948-1975

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An analysis of the postwar redistribution of employment and population within 39 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas. Rapid growth has occurred in the metropolitan ring and only slow growth in the central city. An econometric model indicates that these trends are likely to continue in the future. The significance of these findings for urban development and transportation planning is discussed.

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