Services - 28/11/2007 21:02:00 Chapter 12: Services Where...

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Unformatted text preview: 28/11/2007 21:02:00 Chapter 12: Services Where did services originate? Why are consumer services distributed in a regular pattern? Why do business services locate in large settlements? Why do services cluster downtown? Regular distribution observed over MDCs is not seen in LDCs. The regular pattern of settlement in MDCs reflects where services are provided. In LDCs, most people work in the primary sector, growing food. In MDCs, people purchase food at supermarkets or restaurants. Examples of service-sector workers: The people employed at the supermarkets and restaurants are Service- any activity that fulfills a human want or need and returns money to those who provide it. 28/11/2007 21:02:00 Section 1 Where Did Services Originate? Types of services Origin of services Services in contemporary rural settlements MDC- o majority of workers engage in services o more than 2/3 of the GDP LDC- o Percentage is small, but varies o Less than of the GDP Types of Services 3 Types Consumer Services Business Services Public Services Consumer Services o Purpose of consumer services- To provide services to individual consumers who desire them and can afford to pay for them o 4 types of consumer services Retail Abercrombie Education Services 2/3 public, 1/3 private public schools are counted in the public sector Health Services Hospitals Leisure Bars, restaurants o Changes Jobs expanded in professional services Business Services o Purpose of business services- To facilitate other businesses o 3 main types of business services: Financial Services Banks, insurance Professional Services Engineering, design, consulting Transportation Trucking, utilities such as water & electricity o Changes Rapid increase in jobs of health care Public Services o The purpose of public services- is to provide security and protection for citizens and businesses People who work for the federal govt o Changes # of federal govt jobs has reduced(1972-2006) Origin of Services Services are clustered in settlements No one knows the precise sequence of events through which settlements were established to provide services Settlements probably originated to provide consumer and public services. Business services came later. Early Consumer Services o The variety of consumer services expanded as people began to specialize o One person could be skilled at repairing tools, another at training horses o People could then trade these services with on another Early Public Services o A settlement was vulnerable to attack from other groups...
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