Migration, Urbanization, And Development: New Directions And Issues by Richard E. BilsborrowMigration, Urbanization, And Development: New Directions And Issues by Richard E. Bilsborrow

Migration, Urbanization, And Development: New Directions And Issues

byRichard E. Bilsborrow

Paperback | October 21, 2012

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International migration and urbanization are key dimensions of the process of socioeconomic development. The unprecedented movement of peoples within the borders of their own countries is undoubtedly one of the greatest transformations of humankind witnessed in the 20th century. International migration, while it has received perhaps less attention, is an equally important process in many societies. Policy analysts, especially those from developing countries where the phe­ nomenon of internal migration can be felt first hand, view migration as among the most important factors affecting the course of development. They conSistently report that understanding the causes and effects of internal migration and urbanization is vital to putting in place poliCies to cope with the stresses and harness the potentials of migration in the most efficient way possible. The world's population will surpass the 6 billion mark in 1998. In just a few years more, another demographic landmark will be reached when over half of the world's population will be urban dwellers. From that point on, the world is forecast to become increasingly urban. Latin America has already gone through this urban revolution and now has an urban population about three times larger than its rural popula­ tion. In the area of urbanization, the greatest changes in the future will occur in Mrica and Asia whose populations are still only about 35 percent urban.
Title:Migration, Urbanization, And Development: New Directions And IssuesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:531 pagesPublished:October 21, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401060320

ISBN - 13:9789401060325


Table of Contents

Foreword; N. Sadik. 1. The State of the Art and Overview of the Chapters; R.E. Bilsborrow. Part 1: Old and New Patterns of Internal Migration and Urbanization in Developing Countries. 2. What Do We Know About Recent Trends in Urbanization? N. Chen, et al. 3. Recent Internal Migration Processes in Sub-Saharan Africa: Determinants, Consequences, and Data Adequacy Issues; J.O. Oucho. 4. New Trends in Urban Settlement and the Role of Intraurban Migration: The Case of São Paulo/Brazil; J.M. Pinto da Cunha. Part 2: Migration Determinants and Linkages with Economic Growth. 5. Rural Out- Migration in China: A Multilevel Model; Junming Zhu. 6. Migration Motivation, Family Links, and Job Search Methods of Rural-to-Urban Migrants in India; B. Banerjee. 7. Measuring the Macroeconomic Impact of Internal Migration: A Production Function Approach with Evidence from Peru; A. Morrison, Xin Guo. Part 3: The Consequences of Migration. 8. Migration and Urbanization in West Africa: Methodological Issues in Data Collection and Inference; P. Bocquier, S. Traoré. 9. Assessing the Consequences of Internal Migration: Methodological Issues and a Case Study on Thailand Based on Longitudinal Household Survey Data; P. Guest. 10. Rural-Urban Migration and Development: Evidence from Bangladesh; R. Afsar. 11. Migration and the Fertility Transition in African Cities; M. Brockerhoff. Part 4: Migration, Urbanization Processes, and Implications. 12. A Reassessment of Migration and Urbanization in Mexico in the 20thCentury; C.B. Paz. 13. The Coping Capacity of Latin America's Cities; A.G. Gilbert. 14. Urban Economic Growth in the 21st Century: Assessing the International Competitiveness of Metropolitan Areas; D.A. Rondinelli, G. Vastag. Appendix: Internal Migration and Urbanization Recommendations. Symposium on Internal Migration and Urbanization in Developing Countries: Implications for Habitat II.