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Causes of Suburbanisation:


Britain's manufacturing base rapidly made millions of young and middle aged men
unemployed therefore forcing them to move elsewhere out of the city centre to find jobs
Workers lacked skills for jobs in service sector
Thus, urban unemployment rose, old industrial factories closed, dereliction increased

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Consequences of Suburbanisation

On inner cities:
Suburbanisation of jobs leads to decreased employment opportunities, leading to increased
unemployment, increasing poverty
Increased vacant and derelict buildings may be dangerous and/or unsightly and may deter
new inward investment.
Decreasing need for high rise, high density housing leading to clearance and replacement by…


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