After deindustrialization: Uneven growth and economic inequality in "Postindustrial" Chicago

Marc J Doussard, Jamie Peck, Nik Theodore

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Abstract

This article presents a critical commentary on the development, through restructuring, of the Chicago economy in the period since the onset of deindustrialization in the early 1980s. Adapting an innovative methodology for the measurement of labor-market inequalities over time at the metropolitan scale, the article provides an empirical analysis of the city's new mode of growth. A notable feature is an entrenched and deepening pattern of wage inequality in Chicago, which is distinctive from that evident at the national level. Closer attention should be paid to what have proved to be extended processes of economic transformation at the urban scale, the social and geographic contours of which have yet to be adequately mapped.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-207
Number of pages25
JournalEconomic Geography
Volume85
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

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Keywords

  • Chicago
  • Deindustrialization
  • Economic growth
  • Labor-market polarization
  • New economy
  • Social inequality

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  • Economics and Econometrics

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After deindustrialization : Uneven growth and economic inequality in "Postindustrial" Chicago. / Doussard, Marc J; Peck, Jamie; Theodore, Nik.

In: Economic Geography, Vol. 85, No. 2, 01.04.2009, p. 183-207.

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