D.B.A. Baker College (Michigan), 2021.
Specialization: Economics, Economic theory, Urban planning
Determining the relationship between tract level share race and vulnerability to fuel prices in Los Angeles
139 pages. UMI #: 28961998
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The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between share race in Los Angeles County and vulnerability to fuel prices using 2010 Census tract data. Previous oil vulnerability studies have shown that populations living in low-income housing in urban and suburban neighborhoods, especially those without access to public transportation, have higher vulnerability to fuel prices. Previous studies have also shown that people of color are more likely to inhabit these low-income neighborhoods in urban and suburban areas where access to public transportation may be limited. The researcher presented the research design and method, which involved the use of multiple linear regression to answer the research question and test the hypothesis. The results of the study demonstrated that there was a statistically significant relationship between share race and vulnerability to fuel prices for people of color in Los Angeles County, which demonstrated support for racial stratification theory in housing markets. The results also supported the oil vulnerability literature based on how public transportation use and availability can impact VFP. The researcher presented a discussion of the results and future recommendations for research, as well as a concluding statement.