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  • Where do all the single people live?

    The Boston Globe - 02/11/2016

    Len Albright, an assistant professor of sociology and public policy at Northeastern University, said the phenomenon is what academics are calling “The Great Inversion,” a phrase that comes from the title of Alan Ehrenhalt’s 2012 book about the evolution of American cities and suburbs.

    Albright said that from the 1940s through the 1960s, there was a mass exodus out of cities as more people moved into the suburbs.

    “Now we’re seeing a reverse shift,” said Albright.

    Big employers that were once located in suburban office parks are coming back to the cities, and people are moving back to cities, too. “Increasingly jobs are being relocated back to urban areas,” said Albright.

     

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