The Resource Growth and convergence in metropolitan America, Janet Rothenberg Pack

Growth and convergence in metropolitan America, Janet Rothenberg Pack

Label
Growth and convergence in metropolitan America
Title
Growth and convergence in metropolitan America
Statement of responsibility
Janet Rothenberg Pack
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation While the suburbs of most metropolitan areas are wealthier than their urban counterparts, rapid regional growth can improve the welfare of both city and suburb, according to a new book from Janet Rothenberg Pack. In Growth and Convergence in Metropolitan America, Pack identifies growth trends that have contributed to the convergence of welfare among regions. Pack analyzes demographic, social, and economic data from 277 metropolitan areas in the northeastern, midwestern, southern, and western United States between 1960 and 1990. Her analysis reveals a strong connection between regional growth and improved socioeconomic vitality. She finds little connection between population growth -- the focus of many previous studies -- and well-being, but a strong connection between per capita income growth and well-being. Moreover, there has been a major change in the factors associated with economic growth between the 1970s and 1980s. In the latter decade, the importance of an educated labor force and major universities, have assumed major importance. This appears likely to have continued to be true in the 1990s. While current urban policy has focused on intra-metropolitan cooperation as the key to improving conditions in declining or slow-growing urban areas, Pack's analysis emphasizes the major differences among the larger regions of the country -- both their cities and suburbs. From this perspective, national policies, both macro-economic policy and the progressive income tax, appear to be the most effective influences promoting regional convergence and improving the socio-economic well-being of both city and suburban residents
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
330.973/009173/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HB3505
LC item number
.P33 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Brookings metro series
Label
Growth and convergence in metropolitan America, Janet Rothenberg Pack
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-203) and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Major shifts in population and economic activity
  • Interregional differences : characteristics and explanations
  • Socioeconomic characteristics and growth
  • Estimating growth
  • Behind the growth equations
  • Regional policy
Control code
ocm53482741
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 214 pages, [24] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815702474
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b35776535
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)53482741
  • pebcs0815702477

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