Growth and Convergence in Metropolitan America (Brookings by Janet Rothenberg Pack

By Janet Rothenberg Pack

Whereas the suburbs of such a lot metropolitan parts are wealthier than their city opposite numbers, speedy nearby development can increase the welfare of either urban and suburb. during this textual content, the writer identifies progress developments that experience contributed to the convergence of welfare between areas.

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Among the 50 slowest-growing MSAs, 40 are in the 11. Since (Y/P)(P) = Y (where Y is total income and P is population), it would take large changes in Y/P to make the two groups—the fifty metropolitan areas with the fastestgrowing populations and the fifty areas with the fastest-growing incomes—very different. The fact that the two groups are not identical is due to the places where relative Y/P has changed radically. Thus, although there is not a perfect correlation, there is very substantial overlap between the fastest-growing and the slowest-growing metropolitan areas on the two dimensions: population and total income.

Y. Y. Davenport-Rock Island-Moline, Iowa-Ill. Chicago, Ill. Jackson, Mich. Milwaukee,Wis. Toledo, Ohio Akron, Ohio Canton, Ohio Williamsport, Pa. Pittsfield, Mass. Enid, Okla. -Ohio Beaumont-Port Arthur,Tex. Peoria, Ill. Erie, Pa. Kenosha,Wis. Odessa,Tex. Lima, Ohio Kankakee, Ill. Daytona Beach, Fla. Dubuque, Iowa Topeka, Kans. 82 a. Defined as (population in 1990 – population in 1960)/population in 1960. positive and negative effects. The positive impacts were increases in efficiency and consumer satisfaction as firms and households moved to preferred locations.

Erie, Pa. Kenosha,Wis. Odessa,Tex. Lima, Ohio Kankakee, Ill. Daytona Beach, Fla. Dubuque, Iowa Topeka, Kans. 82 a. Defined as (population in 1990 – population in 1960)/population in 1960. positive and negative effects. The positive impacts were increases in efficiency and consumer satisfaction as firms and households moved to preferred locations. 17 Population and employment 17. The central cities of the South and West were much smaller in 1960: their average populations were 146,500 and 194,600, respectively.

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