The Determinants of Neighborhood Quality. Annual Housing Survey Studies No. 3

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  • March 1979 (48 pages)

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  • June 14, 2012
 
 
 
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Recent empirical research has demonstrated that neighborhood quality is associated with residents' evaluations of specific attributes of their housing environment. This paper uses the 1976 Annual Housing Survey to assess the contributions to overall neighborhood quality of people's evaluations of environmental conditions and public services. It considers 1) the extent to which the presence or absence of conditions influences ratings of neighborhoods, 2) the relative importance of condition and service evaluations in explaining overall neighborhood ratings, and 3) the extent to which the evaluations in households with different background characteristics differ in importance in explaining overall neighborhood ratings.

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