The demographic balance of the city – Louis Wirth

Louis Wirth, one of the representatives of the Chicago School, notes in this excerpt the decline of births in the urbanized parts of the Western world.

To this end, he uses a biological metaphor.

”Since cities are consumers rather than producers of men, the value of human life and the social esteem of personality will not be without an impact on the balance between births and deaths.”

Louis Wirth also analyzes how connections are multiplied in the city, but lose quality and remain superficial.

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