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Ilia Farahani

Ilia Farahani

Doctoral student

Ilia Farahani

Spatial inequality in Tehran, a structural explanation

Author

  • Shadi Yousefi
  • Ilia Farahani

Summary, in English

The study presents a political economic analysis of spatial inequality in Tehran focusing on four sectors of social reproduction, namely, housing, healthcare, education, and transportation. The study argues that spatial inequality is rooted in the peculiarities of Iranian capitalism. Struggling with low productivity, the manufacturing sector needs wages to remain low and unemployment to remain high in order to maintain profits. Bringing urban amenities and resources into the market is the second strategy, a process facilitated by the state. The study also discusses the role of the luxury market in neutralising the anticipated negative feedback mechanism of low effective demand.

Department/s

  • Department of Human Geography

Publishing year

2019-12-19

Language

English

Publication/Series

Urban Research & Practice

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Routledge

Topic

  • Social and Economic Geography

Status

Epub

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1753-5069