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Published: 21 March 1991

256 Pages | 27 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195069020

Bookseller Code (04)


Urban Development

Theory, Fact, and Illusion

J. Vernon Henderson

This in-depth study of the economics of urbanization and development explores the key characteristics of urban-rural patterns of production and consumption in developing countries--particularly Brazil, China, and India--as well as government policies affecting urbanization. Drawing on a wealth of theoretical and empirical research, Henderson investigates rural-urban migration, changes in the production patterns in cities, the drain of skilled workers from small towns, individual city restrictions on growth and entry, and other phenomena.

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