The contribution of urbanization to non-communicable diseases: Evidence from 173 countries from 1980 to 2008.

@article{Goryakin2017TheCO,
  title={The contribution of urbanization to non-communicable diseases: Evidence from 173 countries from 1980 to 2008.},
  author={Yevgeniy Goryakin and Lorenzo Rocco and Marc Suhrcke},
  journal={Economics and human biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={26},
  pages={
          151-163
        }
}
It is widely believed that the expanding burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is in no small part the result of major macro-level determinants. We use a large amount of new data, to explore in particular the role played by urbanization - the process of the population shifting from rural to urban areas within countries - in affecting four important… CONTINUE READING