Urbanization Without Growth: A Not-so-Uncommon Phenomenon

@inproceedings{Fay1999UrbanizationWG,
  title={Urbanization Without Growth: A Not-so-Uncommon Phenomenon},
  author={Marianne Fay and Charlotte Opal},
  year={1999}
}
To find out why African countries' experience with urbanization and sustained growth appeared to differ from that of other countries, the authors investigated the determinants of urbanization across countries over 40 years. Rather than studying individuals' decisions to migrate, they relied on macroeconomic data and cross-country comparisons. A central hypothesis of their study: that individuals move (with varying degrees of ease) in response to economic incentives and opportunities. If… 
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