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Examining Income Polarization Indices In The Context Of `World City Thesis': An Analysis Of Large U.S. Metropolitan Areas

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Examining Income Polarization Indices In The Context Of `World City Thesis': An Analysis Of Large U.S. Metropolitan Areas

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dc.contributor.author Mwangeka, Chawana en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-11T20:57:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-11T20:57:29Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-11
dc.date.submitted January 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-11351 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/9606
dc.description.abstract For more than three decades, the `global city thesis' or the `world city thesis' has attracted scholarly contributions from urban planners, geographers, sociologists and urban political economists interested in socioeconomic and spatial polarization in mega cities. Although with limited empirical evidence, these scholars in general are in agreement that globalization is an underlying factor of growing income inequalities and socio-spatial polarization found in these urban areas. On the other hand, the field of welfare economics has traditionally associated income inequalities with factors that have attracted an avalanche of literature since 1950s. In the face of growing income inequalities which some have argued is partly to blame for the great recession (2007-2009), this study seeks to find out the underlying factors of these inequalities by examining arguments made in the two distinct fields of studies- global city thesis and welfare economics. We specifically want to answer the following research questions: Is the pattern of income inequality in "global cities" (New York, London, Tokyo) replicated in the 50 largest metropolitan areas? If so, what framework of analysis best explains this phenomenon, global city thesis or welfare economics? en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Anjomani, Ard en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Urban & Public Affairs en_US
dc.title Examining Income Polarization Indices In The Context Of `World City Thesis': An Analysis Of Large U.S. Metropolitan Areas en_US
dc.type Ph.D. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Anjomani, Ard en_US
dc.degree.department Urban & Public Affairs en_US
dc.degree.discipline Urban & Public Affairs en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level doctoral en_US
dc.degree.name Ph.D. en_US

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