Work Wages And Welfare In A Developing Metropolis

Author: Rakesh Mohan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195205404
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Based on five years of in-depth investigation, this is a readable, concise summary of one of the largest research projects ever undertaken on a major city in a developing country. The book examines five key urban sectors--housing, transport, employment location, labor markets, and public finance--in the developing cities of Bogotá and Cali, Colombia. After an initial overview of the study and its goals, Mohan goes on to set Bogotá in its national urban and economic context and discusses such critical issues as income distribution, poverty, the characteristics of the labor force, labor force participation and earnings, women and the labor market, and social and spatial inequalities. With its abundance of quantitative information, coupled with a unique depth and breadth of coverage, this book makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the effect of policies and projects on developing countries.

Workers In The Metropolis

Author: Richard Briggs Stott
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801420672
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The working class in New York City was remade in the mid-nineteenth century. In the 1820s a substantial majority of city artisans were native-born; by the 1850s three-quarters of the city's laboring men and women were immigrants. Richard B. Stott discusses the ways in which the influx of this large group of young adults affected the city's working class. What determined the texture of working-class life during the antebellum period? Stott addresses these questions as he explores the social and economic dimensions of working-class culture.

From Metropolis To Wilderness An Empowering Journey

Author: Doug Williamson
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483463710
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This is a book about a life, a life of travel and learning. Doug Williamson was born in South Africa. He has had several careers and lived in seven different countries. Now, he lives in Cambridge with his wife and much loved poodle.

The Victorian Working Class

Author: P. E. Razzell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317219422
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In 1849, the Morning Chronicle, a leading Victorian newspaper, embarked on a social investigation of working class life in England and Wales. Set in the immediate context of concern over Chartism and the cholera epidemic, its intention was to provide a full and detailed description of the moral, intellectual, material and physical condition of the industrial poor. First published in 1973, this book reflects through the survey the highly complex nature of nineteenth-century social structure throughout England and South Wales, covering descriptions of contrasting political orientations, work and leisure patterns, sex and family, education and religion. In doing so, it provides a classic introduction to the social structures of the working class during the nineteenth century. This book will be of interest to those studying Victorian history and sociology.

Prairie Metropolis

Author: Esyllt W. Jones
Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press
ISBN: 0887553575
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At the turn of the twentieth century, Winnipeg was the fastest-growing city in North America. But its days as a diverse and culturally rich metropolis did not end when the boom collapsed. Prairie Metropolis brings together some of the best new graduate research on the history of Winnipeg and makes a groundbreaking contribution to the history of the city between 1900 and the 1980s. The essays in this collection explore the development of social institutions such as the city's police force, juvenile court, health care institutions, volunteer organizations, and cultural centres. They offer critical analyses on ethnic, gender, and class inequality and conflict, while placing Winnipeg's experiences in national and international contexts.

Imagine A Metropolis

Author: Patricia van Ulzen
Publisher: 010 Publishers
ISBN: 9064506213
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The cultural climate of Rotterdam changed radically between 1970 and 2000. Opinions differ as to what the most important changes were and when they occurred. If the Rotterdam of 1970 was still a city with an identity crisis, that wanted to be small rather than large and cosy rather than commercial, by 2000 Rotterdam was perceived as the most metropolitan of all Dutch cities. Artists and other cultural practitioners were the first to advance this metropolitan vision, thereby paving the way for the New Rotterdam that would begin to take concrete shape at the end of the 1980s. "Imagine a Metropolis" looks at this transformation, and goes on to show that this New Rotterdam is returning to its nineteenth-century identity and the developments of the inter-war years and the period of postwar reconstruction.