Urbanization and Property Rights

  title={Urbanization and Property Rights},
  author={Y. Cai and Harris Selod and Jevgenijs Steinbuks},
  journal={World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series},
Since the industrial revolution, the economic development of Western Europe and North America was characterized by continuous urbanization accompanied by a gradual phasing-in of urban land property rights over time. Today, however, the evidence in many fast urbanizing low-income countries points towards a different trend of “urbanization without formalization”, with potentially adverse effects on long-term economic growth. This paper aims to understand the causes and the consequences of this… 

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  • N. NazuriN. Ahmad
  • Economics
    International Journal of Modern Trends in Social Sciences
  • 2019
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