Urbanization in Large Developing Countries: China, Indonesia, Brazil, and India

Hardcover | October 1, 1997

EditorGavin W. Jones, Pravin Visaria

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Urbanization is a key process in developing countries. Within the next decade over 50 per cent of the world's population will inhabit urban areas and the majority of this growth is concentrated in developing countries. Analysing data for four large countries, this volume focuses on the relationship between economic change and urban growth. Specifically the authors examine the continued growth of industrial employment at the expense of the agricultural sector, the impact of government-controlled regional andindustrial policy and the role of migration in response to employment opportunities. There are also important chapters on government responses to the lack of basic infrastructure, and the resulting negative impact on human welfare, in the cities. The volume's coherence results from the cross-countrycomparisons made by the authors and the conclusions that are not geographically restricted but have potential applications, by urban planners, in all developing countries.

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Urbanization is a key process in developing countries. Within the next decade over 50 per cent of the world's population will inhabit urban areas and the majority of this growth is concentrated in developing countries. Analysing data for four large countries, this volume focuses on the relationship between economic change and urban gro...

Gavin W. Jones is at RSSS, Australian National University. Pravin Visaria is at Gujarat Institute of Development Research.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:372 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:October 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Preface1. Gavin W. Jones and Pravin Visaria: Urbanization of the Third World GiantsSECTION 1: CHINALin You Su: Introduction2. Jing Neng Li: Structural and Spatial Economic Changes and their Effects on Recent Urbanization in China3. Aprodicio Laquian: The Effects of National Urban Strategy and Regional Development Policy on Patterns of Urban Growth in China4. Lin You Su: Migration and Urbanization in China5. Yok-shiu F. Lee: Urban Housing Reforms in China, 1979-89SECTION 2: INDONESIAGavin W. Jones: Introduction6. Mike Douglas: Structural Change and Urbanization in Indonesia: From the `Old' to the `New' International Division of Labour7. Iwan Jaya Aziz: Implications of Industrial Location Policy for Urbanization in Indonesia8. Peter Gardiner: Determinants of Urbanization in Indonesia: National Urban Development Strategies, Regional Development Policy, and Implicit and Institutional Factors9. Mustaram Koswara: Housing and Infrastructure Provision and Financing in IndonesiaSECTION 3: BRAZILDonald Sawyer: Introduction10. George Martine and Clelio Campolina Diniz: Economic and Demographic Concentration in Brazil11. Paolo Roberto Haddad: Industrial Location Policy and its Implications for Urbanization in Brazil12. Donald Sawyer: Structural Economic Change and Frontier Urbanization in BrazilSECTION 4: INDIAPravin Visaria: Introduction13. Pravin Visaria: Urbanization in India: an overview14. Rakesh Mohan: Industrial Location Policies and their Implications for India15. T. S. Papola: Extent and Implications of Rural-Urban Migration in IndiaGavin W. Jones and Pravin Visaria: Conclusion