Spatial Population Growth in Developing Countries: With a Special Emphasis on the Impact of Agriculture

Willekens F (1977). Spatial Population Growth in Developing Countries: With a Special Emphasis on the Impact of Agriculture. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-77-004

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Abstract

During the past decades, we have experienced massive outmigration from agriculture in developing countries. Economic progress, however, was less striking. The population redistribution did not automatically promote development. On the contrary, to the problems of rural unemployment and poverty, new problems have been added: urban unemployment and poverty. What went wrong? Why did agriculture not benefit from this population redistribution? what generated the large share of unproductive labour in urban industrial centers? These are the basic questions posed at the outset of this research.

Our aim is to formulate an answer by broadening our perspectives of development and by looking closer at the process underlying this population distribution; namely, migration and at the actors, the migrants.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:44
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 20:39
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/729

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