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Urbanization in Large Developing Countries : China, Indonesia, Brazil, and India - Gavin W. Jones

Urbanization in Large Developing Countries

China, Indonesia, Brazil, and India

By: Gavin W. Jones (Editor), Pravin Visaria (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 1997
ISBN: 9780198289746
Number Of Pages: 376

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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 and industrial 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-country comparisons made by the authors and the conclusions that are not geographically restricted but have potential applications, by urban planners, in all developing countries.

Preface 1: Gavin W. Jones and Pravin Visaria: Urbanization of the Third World Giants SECTION 1: CHINA Lin You Su: Introduction 2: Jing Neng Li: Structural and Spatial Economic Changes and their Effects on Recent Urbanization in China 3: Aprodicio Laquian: The Effects of National Urban Strategy and Regional Development Policy on Patterns of Urban Growth in China 4: Lin You Su: Migration and Urbanization in China 5: Yok-shiu F. Lee: Urban Housing Reforms in China, 1979-89 SECTION 2: INDONESIA Gavin W. Jones: Introduction 6: Mike Douglas: Structural Change and Urbanization in Indonesia: From the `Old' to the `New' International Division of Labour 7: Iwan Jaya Aziz: Implications of Industrial Location Policy for Urbanization in Indonesia 8: Peter Gardiner: Determinants of Urbanization in Indonesia: National Urban Development Strategies, Regional Development Policy, and Implicit and Institutional Factors 9: Mustaram Koswara: Housing and Infrastructure Provision and Financing in Indonesia SECTION 3: BRAZIL Donald Sawyer: Introduction 10: George Martine and Clelio Campolina Diniz: Economic and Demographic Concentration in Brazil 11: Paolo Roberto Haddad: Industrial Location Policy and its Implications for Urbanization in Brazil 12: Donald Sawyer: Structural Economic Change and Frontier Urbanization in Brazil SECTION 4: INDIA Pravin Visaria: Introduction 13: Pravin Visaria: Urbanization in India: an overview 14: Rakesh Mohan: Industrial Location Policies and their Implications for India 15: T. S. Papola: Extent and Implications of Rural-Urban Migration in India Gavin W. Jones and Pravin Visaria: Conclusion

ISBN: 9780198289746
ISBN-10: 019828974X
Series: International Studies in Demography
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 1st June 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.0  x 3.25
Weight (kg): 0.72