Originally published in 1979. Phenomena such as high levels of unemployment, decaying and vandalised council estates, poor educational achievements by schoolchildren and the population decline in inner cities are just some of the problems challenged by this important work. The contributors from such diverse fields as economics, geography, public administration, social policy and sociology investigate the specific areas where the problematic conditions of unemployment and housing tend to predominate. This title will be of particular interest to students of the social sciences.
Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; 1. Defining Urban Deprivation Geoff Norris 2. The Corporate Dimension of Employment Change in the Inner City Peter Dicken and Peter E. Lloyd 3. The Inner City Labour Market Glen Bramley 4. Area Externalities and Urban Unemployment Alan McGregor 5. Access and Deprivation in Local Authority Housing John English 6. Politics and Planning of Urban Renewal in the Private Housing Sector Tim Mason 7. Low Income Owner-Occupation in the Inner City Valerie A. Karn 8. Population Decline in Cities Colin Jones; Notes on Contributors; Index
Reissuing works originally published between 1968 and 1997, this 24 volume set offers a selection of scholarship on urban studies. Topics include urban policy, urban economics, and identity and poverty in urban communities. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology and urban studies.