Urban Development: Theory, Fact, and Illusion / Edition 1

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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, showing how policies often inadvertently create overcrowded industrial neighborhoods and squatter settlements. 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195069020
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/21/1991
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.19 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Facts about Urban Production Patterns
2. Modeling the System of Cities in an Economy
3. Growth, Technological Change, and Economic Development
4. Trade and Natural Resources
5. Evidence on the Nature of Agglomeration Effects
6. Population Composition of Cities: Bright Lights or Productivity
7. Government Policies Creating Unintended Spatial Distortions
8. Industrial Location Policies: Illusion and Remedy
9. City Size Policies and Laissez-Faire
10. Empirical Determinants of Urban Concentration
11. Urban Issues in a Planned Economy: China
12. Conclusions References Index

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