Sources of Metropolitan Growth

Sources of Metropolitan Growth

Author: John F. McDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351488709

Category: Political Science

Page: 345

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The factors that determine growth at the industry level are different for innovative versus mature industries. Growth industries rely on high-quality workers, access to capital, technical change, and numerous forms of collected economies. Mature industries concentrate on low-input costs and minimizing costs for wages, transportation, taxes, material, etc. This approach is adopted here to consider the growth and development of metropolitan economies.In twelve chapters, eminent scholars provide a complete review of what works - and what doesn't - in generating economic development. What are the potential and the reality of producer services, suburban business centers, enterprise zones, technology-based ventures, and industrial incubators? How can economic development policy improve the incubator effect? Is there a nationwide venture capital network? What are the locational requirements of firms in high-growth industries? Finally, what are the consequences of failed growth?This comprehensive collection includes chapters by Edwin S. Mills; Patricia E. Beeson; Mark A. Satterthwaite; Breandán Ó Huallacháin; John F. McDonald; William B. Beyers; Truman A. Hartshorn; Peter O. Muller; Rodney A. Erickson; Richard Florida; Donald F. Smith, Jr.; Claudia Bird Schoonhoven; Kathleen M. Eisenhardt; Stephen Nord; Robert G. Sheets; and Thomas R. Hammer. This workis a must read for policymakers, planners, analysts, and students.

Inequality In Labor Market Areas

Inequality In Labor Market Areas

Author: Joachim Singelmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429695261

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

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During the past two decades, many attempts have been made to refocus stratification research and the study of inequality. The contributors to this volume have a long-term concern with the importance of space and locality. Many of them belonged to a research project during the early 1980s that had as one of its main aims the analysis of labor force

Unemployment in Southern Europe: Coping with the Consequences

Unemployment in Southern Europe: Coping with the Consequences

Author: Nancy G. Bermeo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135260262

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Unemployment is one of Southern Europe's most serious political problems. Though much has been written about unemployment's causes and cures, systematic attention to its consequences is lacking. This collection of original essays deals with the effects of unemployment on regimes, parties, immigrants, economies and families, highlighting the differences and the similarities among Southern European states and offering lessons about the profound human consequences of unemployment in general.

Latinos in a Changing US Economy

Latinos in a Changing US Economy

Author: Rebecca Morales

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803949243

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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The contributors identify the increasing differences in income and social status between rich and poor, Anglos and Latinos, men and women, immigrant and native born, and suggest policy options that will reverse the growth of social inequality. National data as well as a series of case studies from important Latino cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Chicago and Miami are presented.

Cities in a World Economy

Cities in a World Economy

Author: Saskia Sassen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506362601

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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Cities in a World Economy examines the emergence of global cities as a new social formation. As sites of rapid and widespread developments in the areas of finance, information and people, global cities lie at the core of the major processes of globalization. The book features a cross-disciplinary approach to urban sociology using global examples, and discusses the impact of global processes on the social structure of cities. The Fifth Edition reflects the most current data available and explores recent debates such as the role of cities in mitigating environmental problems, the global refugee crisis, Brexit, and the rise of Donald Trump in the United States.

The Global City

The Global City

Author: Saskia Sassen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400847488

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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This classic work chronicles how New York, London, and Tokyo became command centers for the global economy and in the process underwent a series of massive and parallel changes. What distinguishes Sassen's theoretical framework is the emphasis on the formation of cross-border dynamics through which these cities and the growing number of other global cities begin to form strategic transnational networks. All the core data in this new edition have been updated, while the preface and epilogue discuss the relevant trends in globalization since the book originally came out in 1991.

Dual City

Dual City

Author: John H. Mollenkopf

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 9781610444040

Category: Political Science

Page: 492

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Have the last two decades produced a New York composed of two separate and unequal cities? As the contributors to Dual City reveal, the complexity of inequality in New York defies simple distinctions between black and white, the Yuppies and the homeless. The city's changing economic structure has intersected with an increasingly diversified population, providing upward mobility for some groups while isolating others. As race, gender, ethnicity, and class become ever more critical components of the postindustrial city, the New York experience illuminates not just one great city, or indeed all large cities, but the forces affecting most of the globe. "The authors constitute an impressive assemblage of seasoned scholars, representing a wide array of pertinent disciplines. Their product is a pioneering volume in the social sciences and urban studies...the 20-page bibliography is a major research tool on its own." —Choice

Separate Societies

Separate Societies

Author: William Goldsmith

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781439902936

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

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An examination of the presence and persistence of urban poverty and the dilemmas of local reform.

Labor Market Policies And Employment Patterns In The United States

Labor Market Policies And Employment Patterns In The United States

Author: Lois Recascino Wise

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429714085

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

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The United States lacks a comprehensive and coordinated labor market policy. The components of U.S. labor market policy are derived from the activities and programs of many different agencies and Congressional committees. In addition to the Department of Labor, major aspects of labor market policy are sponsored by the Departments of Health and Human Services and Education, and the Social Security and Veterans Administrations. There is no centralized authority over these various activities and there is no one administrative agency responsible for the implementation of active labor market policies. This study seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. labor market policies that are presented and social and political barriers to policy impact are discussed.

In the Barrios

In the Barrios

Author: Joan Moore

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 9781610448376

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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The image of the "underclass," framed by persistent poverty, long-term joblessness, school dropout, teenage pregnancy, and drug use, has become synonymous with urban poverty. But does this image tell us enough about how the diverse minorities among the urban poor actually experience and cope with poverty? No, say the contributors to In the Barrios. Their portraits of eight Latino communities—in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Chicago, Albuquerque, Laredo, and Tucson—reveal a far more complex reality. In the Barrios responds directly to current debates on the origins of the "underclass" and depicts the cultural, demographic, and historical forces that have shaped poor Latino communities. These neighborhoods share many hardships, yet they manifest no "typical" form of poverty. Instead, each group adapts its own cultural and social resources to the difficult economic circumstances of American urban life. The editors point to continued immigration as an issue of overriding importance in understanding urban Latino poverty. Newcomers to concentrated Latino areas build a local economy that provides affordable amenities and promotes ethnic institutional development. In many of these neighborhoods, a network of emotional as well as economic support extends across families and borders. The first major assessment of inner-city Latino communities in the United States, In the Barrios will change the way we approach the current debate on urban poverty, immigration, and the underclass.