Housing Location and the Supply of Local Public Services,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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The purpose of the study is to examine the effects of local public services on the residential location decisions of households. Toward this end a model of city choice in which the characteristics of the city are taken explicitly into account has been developed. Using household survey data and data on cities attributes, the model is estimated for a part of the San Francisco Bay Area. The empirical results show that local public services play only a minor role in affecting the residential choice. The study contains a brief review of the relevant literature on residential location decision and the effects of public services on housing location. A model of residential location choice is developed. The salient feature of this model is that it deals specifically with the problem of choosing one out of several alternative residential communities.
- Sociology and Law