Suburban Office Development and Work-Residence Relationships

  • June 24, 1989
  • • Written by: Forrest E. Huffman Marc T. Smith

Spring/Summer 1989, Vol 14, No 1

Abstract: Employment in office based sectors of the economy has grown considerably in recent years, and much of the expansion in these sectors has occurred in suburban areas. In this article a 1980 U.S. Bureau of the Census journey-to-work sample was used to examine spatial distributions of office employment, commuting patterns and labor force characteristics in the city of Philadelphia and in its Pennsylvania suburbs.