Rural-Urban Migration, Urbanization, and Economic Development

Ledent J (1980). Rural-Urban Migration, Urbanization, and Economic Development. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-80-019

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Abstract

This paper presents an analytical expression of the rural net outmigration rate compatible with a logistic evolution of the part of the population that is urban in a rural-urban population system. The formula obtained represents a function consistent with the mobility revolution hypothesis of Zelinsky (1971): the rural net migration rate first increases, then passes through a maximum, and finally decreases toward zero.

In addition, such a formula is used to determine the dates at which, in selected developing countries, the rural net outmigration rate will start to decline; and to estimate the degree of economic development beyond which the rural net outmigration rate levels off.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:48
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2016 11:03
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1450

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