The use of demographic variables in a study of urbanism in the state economic areas of Texas
Richardson, James T.
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The purpose of this thesis is to use demographic variables effectively in a study of urbanism.* This purpose is accomplished by first constructing an Index of Urbaniam using certain selected demographic variables that, according to prevalent theory, differentiate between rural and urban ways of life. Then the selected Indicators are used to characterize the state economic areas (SÂ£A*a) of Texas in such a way that the SEA's will be ranked on the Index of Urbanism in an arrangement that will reliably indicate their relative degree of urbanism.