Beyond urban bias in Africa : urbanization in an era of structural adjustment (Book, 1994) [WorldCat.org]
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Beyond urban bias in Africa : urbanization in an era of structural adjustment

Author: Charles M Becker; Andrew Marshall Hamer; Andrew R Morrison
Publisher: Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann ; London : J. Currey, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book focuses on whether African development has historically been weighted in favor of the urban areas, and the concern that the benefits - and imperatives - of urban development are being lost in current adjustment approaches. The authors argue that it is necessary to harness the financial and human resources of the city as part of a strategy to ensure greater and more widespread economic development. Beyond  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Becker, Charles M., 1954-
Beyond urban bias in Africa.
Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann ; London : J. Currey, 1994
(OCoLC)624377494
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles M Becker; Andrew Marshall Hamer; Andrew R Morrison
ISBN: 0435080911 9780435080914 0435080938 9780435080938 0852551487 9780852551486 0852551479 9780852551479
OCLC Number: 28890919
Description: ix, 294 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. African Economic Development and Urbanization --
2. Urban Centers in African Economies --
3. African City Systems and Urban Growth --
4. The Role of Migration in African Urbanization --
5. Employment Growth and the Wage Structure in Urban Africa --
6. Neoclassical Models of Urbanization and Competing Paradigms --
7. Development Policies from an Urban Perspective: Strategies for the Future.
Responsibility: Charles M. Becker, Andrew M. Hamer, Andrew R. Morrison.

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The essays in this book examine the question of whether African development has historically been weighted in favor of the urban areas.  Read more...

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... excellent book ... detailed analysis of urbanization, migration, and labor markets in African countries. Valuable to those interested in African development or development economies. - -- J.E. Read more...

 
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