Surviving the Era of Deindustrialization: The New Economic Geography of the Urban Rust Belt

  title={Surviving the Era of Deindustrialization: The New Economic Geography of the Urban Rust Belt},
  author={George Hobor},
  journal={Journal of Urban Affairs},
  pages={417 - 434}
  • George Hobor
  • Published 1 October 2013
  • Economics
  • Journal of Urban Affairs
ABSTRACT: This article details the transformation of the urban rust belt over the course of economic restructuring. It begins by building typologies of cities at the starting point of restructuring and by showing how cities vary in socioeconomic performance by the endpoint. Multiple methods and data sources are then used to provide a general and detailed story of change for successful and unsuccessful performers. Results show that, in general, deindustrialization is not associated with… 
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