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This paper examines the spatial mismatch between entry-level industrial jobs and the working poor who would like to fill those positions. The paper reviews eight tentative sources and notes how inaccessible public transit is diminishing the ability of the working poor to find adequate employment - or employment at all. The paper intimates that improved public transit will mean an improved economy.
From the Paper:"The transportation issue at the heart of this paper is the inaccessibility of public transportation to the working poor. Therefore, the hypothesis of this paper is that the kinds of entry-level jobs that the working-poor or under-employed seek (and need) are too often found in the industrial suburbs and cannot be accessed by public transportation. Consequently, public transportation is part of, but certainly not all, of the problem. The following pages will examine four questions: How does the aforementioned transportation problem contribute to the perpetuation of poverty among certain groups? How may it be said that public transit in most North American cities actually contributes to severe economic disparities?"
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Transportation Geography (2005, December 01) Retrieved September 19, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/essay/transportation-geography-86496/
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