Urban Inequality Theory

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1. Fertility is the amount of children born to a woman or a group of women living in the same area. It is measured by either the amount of children born per year in an area per one thousand people or the amount of children born per one thousand women in the estimated childbearing age because only those women have the capability to produce children. Without taking factors such as premature death into account, if every woman had an average of three or more children, the population would grow exponentially. If the average was less than two children born to every woman, the population would decrease exponentially; if every woman had two children, the population would stay roughly the same. Mortality is death in terms of population, and it is measured by finding the…show more content…
These factories were surrounded by housing districts where workers generally lived. However, now that the industrial age in America is over, the structures of cities have changed. There are four theories of modern city growth, and all capture part of the essence of modern city living. For example, the concentric zone theory states that big businesses dominate the center of cities, some territory disputed between big businesses, smaller businesses, and residents are home to many of the slums, and residential homes become more affluent from the inside of the city to the outside. This makes sense, as richer people can afford transportation to get from suburbs to city jobs. Downtown Kansas City, for example, has a larger amount of poor and minorities than the exterior suburb I live in. However, not all cities are circular, and the sector theory emphasizes the importance of transportation in city growth. Kansas City isn’t circular, and there is much more activity around I-35, Highway 435, and the Missouri River than there is in smaller areas away from big interstates and
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