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Drivers of change: population, housing and the economy

Ruth Lupton

in Poverty Street

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9781861345356
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303039 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861345356.003.0011
Drivers of change: population, housing and the economy

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This chapter shows the continuing trends in the economy, population movements, and housing markets. The growing population meant that Middle Row came under none of the pressures that were evident in Overtown. The interviews with employment advisers, economic-development staff, and labour-market analysts suggest genuine labour-market improvement. Britain's economic geography was changing. The number of jobs was growing, but their distribution did not replicate the jobs map of the industrial economy. Some industrial areas outside cities were benefiting from job growth in call centres, warehousing, and distribution, although manufacturing was still in decline. It was evident that Britain was developing a new economic geography which would not replicate the jobs map of the past.

Keywords: economic geography; population movements; housing markets; Middle Row; Overtown; labour market

Chapter.  5680 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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