Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

Dr. George L. Wilber


A social ecological study involves the spatial, selective and distributive functions and relations of human beings in a given geographical and cultural area. In the present study, Omaha is viewed as an ecological area for purposes of the following analysis. Briefly stated, the purpose of this study is to present the ecological distribution of income, education, and occupation in the several census tracts in Omaha, Nebraska. Following the pattern of ecological studies in general, it is assumed that such characteristics will be distributed in a pattern. Ecological distribution, of these indices, refers to the differential distributionof Income, education, and occupation in Omaha. An arbitrary scaling technique, representing numbers from "1" to ”5", was employed in order to measure and classify the different levels in the various tracts and to draw conclusions therefrom.


Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts in the Graduate Division of the University of Omaha. Copyright Francis A. Weathers, 1954.