Unequal City

Unequal City

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Unequal City examines some of the dramatic economic and social changes that have taken place in London over the last forty years. It describes how London's changing industrial structure, particularly the shift from an industrial to a services-based city, and the associated changes in occupational class structure and in the structure of earnings and incomes, have worked through to the housing market and the gentrification of large parts of inner London. Unequal City relates to the literature on global cities. The book has a wide sweep and summarises a wide range of literature on occupational and industrial change, earnings and incomes and the housing market and gentrification. It provides a wealth of original data, figures, maps and tables and will be a valuable reference for anyone interested in the changes that have reshaped the social structure of London in recent decades.Despite the fact that Inner London is now one of the most prosperous areas in western Europe according to recent EU ... in England, five Inner London boroughs are in the top 10 most deprived local authorities, and 13 London boroughs are in the top 20 in ... There is, however, a remarkable paradox in this table, in that Inner London has both the greatest concentration of ... Inner London is very different in this respect from many of the older northern or Midlands industrial cities such asanbsp;...

Title:Unequal City
Author:Chris Hamnett, Professor of Human Geography Chris Hamnett
Publisher:Routledge - 2004-06-01


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