wealth - the net gain in material well-being from economic activity. Wealth is measured according to the items of value in a given culture. wealth concentration measure - measures inequality. Percentages, Gini coefficient, ranges are all measures of wealth concentration. wealth distribution - a plot of the wealth held by all the members of a community. Wealth distribution is concerned with the whole population of people. world view - the beliefs about the limits and workings of the world shared by the members of a society and represented in their myths, lore, ceremonies, social conduct, and general values.
Counter-urbanization is the process whereby people move from urban areas to rural areas. It first took place as a reaction to inner-city deprivation and overcrowding. The process involves the moving of the population away from urban areas such as towns and cities to a new town, a new estate, a commuter town, or a village. The first two of these destinations were often encouraged by government schemes whereas the latter two were generally the choice of more middle class, socially mobile persons on their own prerogative. With the improvement of inner-city transportation infrastructure, and more sustainable public transport, people no longer have to live close to their work, and so can easily commute each day from more distant living areas.