Topic 6-2. Employment decentralization

Topic 6-2. Employment decentralization - Employment...

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Employment decentralization In the 19 th and early 20 th centuries about 90% of jobs were at or near the downtown. Today, downtowns have a much smaller fraction of the jobs. There are other jobs centers in suburbs and most of the jobs are widely and thinly dispersed. Total jobs are split evenly between central cities and suburbs.
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Four reasons for employment decentralization 1) The role of the automobile which caused suburban populations to increase. 2) The suburban shopping center. 3) Interstate highways and trucking. 4) Assembly line production technology.
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1. The role of the automobile The automobile caused suburban populations to increase. This increased the demand for service jobs near the suburban populations. An example of this is the suburban shopping center set up by a developer. It is made possible by several things coming together
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2. The suburban shopping center Easy access by automobile.
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