Debunking the exurban myth: a comparison of suburban households

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Architecture & Planning
Department Architecture
Creator Sanchez, Thomas W.
Other Author Nelson, Arthur C.
Title Debunking the exurban myth: a comparison of suburban households
Date 1999
Description As American cities spill over their traditional boundaries into 'exurbia', the debate about whether this new growth is substantively different from what preceded is an important one. We disagree with the idea that the counterurbanization the United States is experiencing represents a dramatic break from previous growth patterns. Using parametric and nonparametric analysis, we examine whether or not the behavioral patterns and demographic characteristics of exurbanites differ from those of suburbanites. Is exurbanization really different from suburbanization and are exurbanites really different from suburbanites? Our research shows that the answer is no. Exurbia should not be defined separately from suburbia. Rather, the development on the metropolitan fringe is simply the latest incarnation of the continued suburbanization of American cities.
Type Text
Publisher Fannie Mae Foundation
First Page 689
Last Page 709
Subject Demographics; Location; Suburban
Subject LCSH Suburbs; Amenity migration; Migration, Internal
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Nelson, A.C. & Sanchez, T.W. (1999) Debunking the exurban myth: a comparison of suburban households. Housing Policy Debate 10, 689-709.
Rights Management (c) Fannie Mae Foundation
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