Reflections on Economic Development: The Selected Essays of Michael P. Todaro

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Todaro's pioneering work on economic development has been noted for its openness to new forms of analysis, fresh methods of perceiving economic behavior, and the consideration of the complex array of "non- economic" variables that assume such significance in the economic life of developing nations. This volume brings together a collection of Todaro's most significant essays on a wide range of topics in economic development, including rural-urban migration, international legal and illegal migration, population growth, technological change, education, the environment, and ethics. No subject index. Distributed in the US by Ashgate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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1 Urbanization in Developing Nations: Trends, Prospects, and Policies 5
2 A Model of Labor Migration and Urban Unemployment in Less Developed Countries 16
3 Migration Unemployment and Development: A Two-Sector Analysis 27
4 Income Expectations, Rural-Urban Migration and Employment in Africa 44
5 Urban Job Expansion, Induced Migration and Rising Unemployment: A Formulation and Simplified Empirical Test for LDCs 71
6 Rural-Urban Migration, Unemployment and Job Probabilities: Recent Theoretical and Empirical Research 86
7 Internal Migration in Developing Countries: A Survey 105
8 Internal Migration, Urban Population Growth and Unemployment in Developing Nations: Issues and Controversies 147
9 Female Migration: A Conceptual Framework 164
10 Illegal Migration and US Immigration Reform: A Conceptual Framework 191
11 International Migration 205
12 Educational Demand and Supply in the Context of Growing Unemployment in Less Developed Countries 221
13 Education, Society and Development: Some Main Themes and Suggested Strategies for International Assistance 232
14 A Theoretical Note on Labour as an "Inferior" Factor in Less Developed Economies 241
15 Technological Transfer, Labour Absorption, and Economic Development 251
16 Some Thoughts on the Transfer of Technology from Developed to Less Developed Nations 260
17 Population Growth and Economic Development: Causes, Consequences, and Controversies 277
18 Development Policy and Population Growth: A Framework for Planners 316
19 Intergenerational Income-Fertility Linkages in Developing Countries: A Conceptual Framework 337
20 Family Structure, Implicit Contracts, and the Demand for Children in Southern Nigeria 358
21 Industrialization, Unemployment, and the Urban Environment 385
22 The Environment and Development 405
23 Current Issues in Economic Development 441
24 Ethics, Values, and Economic Development 473
Name index 497
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