Inequality: The Social Mobility Of Large Cities

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“Cities are symbols of inequality” (Jacobs and Appleyard 115). In most large cities, there is a prevailing discrepancy that exists between the rich and the poor, one that has adverse effects on the social mobility of a city (Glaeser, Resseger, and Tobio 617). The separation that takes place between residents within these metropolitan areas can be attributed to many factors, of which includes the limited amount of space available and social stratification. The “segregation of urban space occurs because land is limited” (Fildes 4). Due to the introduction of zoning laws and greenbelts, large cities are no longer able to accommodate everyone who wishes to live there (“Space and the City”). These land-use rules were established to combat problems

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