Sassen s polarisation thesis
Cities in a world economy (Thousand Oaks, Calif. . According to this model the intensity of attraction and thus of geographical interactions decreases in function of distance, very often under the form of a gradient. The formula of this model is the following one: where Iij corresponds to probable interaction between the two centres i and j, Pi and Pj to the population of these two centres and Dij, to the distance between i and. Sassens argument is based on two global cities; Los Angeles and New York, the empirical analysis displayed that New Yorks employment structure has been restructured significantly mainly due to the decline of the manufacturing industry.
There is also evidence of polarizing trends, in absolute terms both professional and managerial and low-income occupation sectors are seeing growth. The general trend of the working force from 1980 to 2001 is that employment declined in absolute terms and there was a slow down of growth in the manufacturing sector (Borel-Saladin, Crankshaw, 2009; 653). Although (Baum, 1997) proves that these sectors make up a large part of Sydneys labour force, the statistics are not as strong as Hamnett (1994, 1996) points out when referring to Randstad and London. The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991) 1st. Retrieved 15 September 2015. ref 1 / ref See also edit References edit Parry, Marc (December 5, 2014). With the theses. 25, 1165 (1998) CrossRef ADS Google Scholar. 18, 1429 (2001) CrossRef Google Scholar. Sassen, Saskia; Koob-Sassen, Hilary (December 23, 2015).