1st Edition

Place, Migration and Development in the Third World An Alternative Perspective

By Lawrence A. Brown Copyright 1991

    Providing a fresh examination of the nature of Third World development, the author focuses on the characteristics of particular places and regions and their influences on behaviour. This is an important study of the relationship between population movements and regional and national changes.

    1. Introduction 2. What is Third World Development? 3. Aggregate Migration Flows and Development, with a Costa Rican Example 4. Individual Migration and Place Characteristics Related to Development in Venezuela 5. Individual Labour Market Experiences and Place Characteristics Related to Development in Venezuela 6. Policy Apects of Development and Regional Change (I) Population movements from Ecuador's Rural Sierra (II) The Juxtaposition of National Policies and Local Socioeconomic Structures in Ecuador 8. Third World Development as the Local Articulation of World Economics and Political Conditions, Donor-Nation Actions, and G.vernment Policies: Concluding Observations


    Lawrence A. Brown

    `...this interesting volume...puts forward perspectives which differ markedly from typical approaches and offers and alternative to conventional thinking...the book contains extensive literature reviews, and a variety of analytical approaches to studying the topics of concern.' - Checklist