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Main Title Quality of life indicators in U.S. metropolitan areas, 1970 : a comprehensive assessment : prepared for Washington Environmental Research Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency /
Author Liu, Ben-Chieh.
CORP Author Washington Environmental Research Center.
Publisher The Center,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA 600/5-75-016; EPA-R-803049
Stock Number PB-245 267
OCLC Number 03035073
Subjects Metropolitan areas--United States--Statistics. ; Social indicators--United States. ; Economic indicators--United States. ; Quality of life--United States. ; United States--Social conditions--1960- ; United States--Economic conditions--1961-1971. ; Economic history. ; Economics. ; Health. ; Models, Theoretical. ; Environmental Pollution. ; Politics.
Additional Subjects Metropolitan areas--United States--Statistics ; Social indicators--United States ; Economic indicators--United States ; Quality of life--United States ; Urban areas ; Requirements ; Values ; Socioeconomic status ; Ranking ; Statistical analysis ; Standard metropolitan statistical areas
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-75-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/16/2011
EJBM  HT123.L56 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/23/2009
EJED  EPA 600/5-75-016 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKAD  EPA 600/5-75-016 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 11/24/2010
EKBD  EPA-600/5-75-016 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/11/2000
ELBD RPS EPA 600-5-75-016 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/19/2017
ELBD  EPA 600-5-75-016 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/17/1998
ELDM  HT123.L56 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 03/17/1995
NTIS  PB-245 267 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The primary objective of this study is to quantitatively assess the urban quality of life (QOL) and to analyze the variations in the QOL components in the 243 SMSA's in the U.S. This study develops a systematic methodology for constructing economic, political environmental, health and education, and social indicators to reflect the overall 'health' of the nation and its citizens' well-being. These five QOL components consist of some 123 factors which were selected to reflect the essential physical inputs in the QOL. Primary and secondary statistical data for 1970 were collected, reorganized and modified to represent the 123 QOL factor inputs employed in the methodology to derive the QOL component indexes. For analytical purposes, the 243 SMSA's were divided into three population groups--65 large SMSA's (with populations larger than 500,000); 83 medium SMSA's (200,000 to 500,000); and 95 small SMSA's (less than 200,000). The SMSA's in each population group were rated outstanding (A), excellent (B), good (C), adequate (D), or substandard (E) separately for each component on the basis of their QOL index values relative to the respective group means. A static, descriptive analysis of the empirical results was performed, and important findings and relevant policy implications were delineated.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-306) and index.