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Migration And Urban Development

Author : Brinley Thomas
ISBN : 9781135677794
Genre : Reference
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This book provides a fascinating insight into the development of the nineteenth century Atlantic economy and the nature of contemporary migration. In particular the author argues that the assumption that the United States economy was the unmoved mover in the fluctuations of the international economy between 1860 and 1913 is incorrect. He presents evidence on regional housebuilding cycles in nineteenth-century Britain and shows that the British cycle was inverse to the American, and that both were primarily determined by demographic factors. From the mid-nineteenth century, Professor Thomas concludes, the countries of new settlement - America, Canada, Argentina and Australia - experienced long swings in urban development opposite in timing to those in Britain, the principal suppliers of funds. The result was a converse pattern of capital formation and export upsurges in Britain and her overseas borrowers. This book was first published in 1972.
Category: Reference

Hispanic Migration And Urban Development

Author : Enrique S. Pumar
ISBN : 9781780523446
Genre : Social Science
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Analyzes the pattern of assimilation and incorporation among the Hispanic population in the Washington DC metro region. Following a comprehensive introduction looking at theoretical and policy implication, this book discusses the literature of ethnic incorporation and assimilation in urban regions.
Category: Social Science

Migration And Urban Decay

Author : Shekhar Mukherji
ISBN : 8170339863
Genre : History
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With special reference to India in particular and Asia in general.
Category: History

Migration Urbanization And Development

Author : Richard E. Bilsborrow
ISBN : 0792380320
Genre : Business & Economics
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Internal 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 one of the greatest transformations witnessed in the 20th century. Policy analysts, especially those from developing countries where internal migration can be felt at first hand, view migration as one of the most important factors affecting the course of development. It is within this context that UNFPA convened the Symposium on Internal Migration and Urbanization in Developing Countries in January 1996 in preparation for the United Nations World Conference on Human Settlements in Istanbul in June 1996. The final results of the symposium are found in this book. This volume provides a better understanding, at global level, of internal migration issues of concern to policy analysts.
Category: Business & Economics

Rural Urban Migration And Economic Development

Author : M. Koteswara Rao
ISBN : UOM:39015037821223
Genre : History
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Contents: Introduction, A Review of Select Migration Theories, Trends in Migration Research in India, Morphology or Urbanization, Analysis of Migration Rates: An Overview, Patterns of Integral Migration in Andhra Pradesh: 1971, Occupational Structure of Migrants, Determinants of Rural-Urban Migration, Summary and Conclusions.
Category: History

Migration And Urbanization In The Ruhr Valley

Author : James Harvey Jackson
ISBN : 0391040332
Genre : History
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This book analyzes the human consequences of urbanization and geographical mobility for residents of a major city in the Ruhr Valley of Germany during the century-long transition from an agrarian order to the industrial era. By utilizing an un-precidented combination of demographic records, it reshapes the conventional understanding of central European migration.
Category: History

Migration In A Mature Economy

Author : Dudley Baines
ISBN : 052189154X
Genre : History
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By examining the origins of emigrants from Britain, Mr Baines challenges notions of emigration as a flight from poverty.
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Rural Migrants In Urban China

Author : Fulong Wu
ISBN : 9781135095345
Genre : Social Science
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After millions of migrants moved from China’s countryside into its sprawling cities a unique kind of ‘informal’ urban enclave was born – ‘villages in the city’. Like the shanties and favelas before them elsewhere, there has been huge pressure to redevelop these blemishes to the urban face of China’s economic vision. Unlike most developing countries, however, these are not squatter settlements but owner-occupied settlements developed semi-formally by ex-farmers turned small-developers and landlords who rent shockingly high-density rooms to rural migrants, who can outnumber their landlord villagers. A strong state, matched with well-organised landlords collectively represented through joint-stock companies, has meant that it has been relatively easy to grow the city through demolition of these soft migrant enclaves. The lives of the displaced migrants then enter a transient phase from an informal to a formal urbanity. This book looks at migrants and their enclave ‘villages in the city’ and reveals the characteristics and changes in migrants’ livelihoods and living places. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the book analyses how living in the city transforms and changes rural migrant households, and explores the social lives and micro economies of migrant neighbourhoods. It goes on to discuss changing housing and social conditions and spatial changes in the urban villages of major Chinese cities, as well as looking into transient urbanism and examining the consequences of redevelopment and upgrading of the ‘villages in the city’; in particular, the planning, regeneration, politics of development, and socio-economic implications of these immense social, economic and physical upheavals.
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Rural Urban Migration

Author : Regine Fischer
ISBN : 9783656037569
Genre : Political Science
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Introduction. Migration processes have been existent throughout all times and in all regions of the world. While the original triggering in former times had been the search for more favorable conditions and not yet or only sparsely populated living spaces, patterns of migration underwent many changes since industrialization. In Europe the period in the 18th century was marked by a migration waves from the countryside to urban areas in unprecedented form and extent. But in comparison to European migration and urbanization processes as we know them the developments in developing countries are of a whole different dimension. Population and rates of population growth are by far higher than they had been in Europe which leads to increasing dynamic urbanization but also severe side effects. In most of the so-called developing countries employment possibilities and housing facilities are not sufficient at all to absorb the huge influx of people moving into the cities. While European cities had been able to at least offer enough jobs to incoming migrants many cities in Africa, Latin America or Asia face severe problems like unemployment, poverty, pollution or crime. This paper deals with the pattern of rural-urban migration in general in the first part, followed by some explanations about the special case of China that sets certain criteria to migration, trying to control the movement of its people. The question behind these topics will be the following: To what extent is rural-urban migration a desirable phenomenon and how can local authorities intervene?
Category: Political Science