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Conclusion And All the World Was Philadelphia

in The Problem of Jobs

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226560120
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226560144 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226560144.003.0010
Conclusion And All the World Was Philadelphia

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the way Philadelphia liberals responded to the city's problem of jobs. The local initiatives included the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and the Opportunities Industrialization Centers Progress Movement. Both of these succeeded in preserving viable elements of the city's old manufacturing base and in shaping the specific character of its economy, but failed in resolving the problem of jobs and in stopping the process of deindustrialization. The chapter discusses the policy lessons that could be derived from Philadelphia's experience.

Keywords: problem of jobs; Philadelphia; liberals; manufacturing base; deindustrialization; policy lessons

Chapter.  2827 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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