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Detroit divided.

Author: Reynolds Sheldon Danziger and Harry J Holzer Farley
Publisher: Sage Publications
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Sage Urban Studies Abstracts, 29, no. 2 (2001): 1-101

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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Reynolds Sheldon Danziger and Harry J Holzer Farley
Language Note: English
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schema:description"For decades, the American automobile industry headquartered in Detroit, which became known as Motor City, was a symbol of the nation's industrial ingenuity, skill, and blue-collar hard work that became the basis for a strong middle class. However, the decline of Detroit's manufacturing dominance after 1970 left many of those workers stranded and, by the early 1990s, the city had become the archetypal example of rust-belt deindustrialization, blighted by abandoned factories, empty office buildings, closed stores, high crime, and racial strife. This volume, part of the 17-volume series based on findings from the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality, charts the rise and fall of the economic fortunes of the metropolis and analyzes in-depth the region's current prospects, including signs of nascent recovery. The author-a demographer and two economists-draw on six decades of census data and innovative surveys of both employers and households to explore the links between labor market disadvantages, residential segregation, and exclusionary racial views in today's economy. They explain why manufacturing decline, technological change, and the globalization of markets had such severe consequences for Detroit and why African Americans were hit the hardest. Whites, taking advantage of subsidized home loans, fled city neighborhoods for the suburbs where new jobs were created. However, the suburban ring was mostly closed to African Americans who faced disappearing jobs in the city as well as educational disadvantage and racial discrimination in the labor and housing market."
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