The role of the demographic transition in the process of urbanization.

  title={The role of the demographic transition in the process of urbanization.},
  author={Tim Dyson},
  journal={Population and development review},
  volume={37 Suppl 1},
  • Tim Dyson
  • Published 2011 in Population and development review
Beyond the field of economic and demographic history, the issue of how urbanization comes about has received relatively little attention. It is often thought that the process results chiefly from structural economic change—especially the movement of people out of agriculture that accompanies economic growth. Relatedly, there is a tendency to focus on the proximate cause of urbanization that is rural to urban migration. However, explanations of urbanization framed in terms of structural economic… CONTINUE READING

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