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Population Movements and the Third World

1st Edition

By Mike Parnwell


176 pages

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The interrelationship between migration and development is complex. The causes of migration stem from the uneveness of the development process and the effects exert a powerful influence on the pattern and process of development. This volume explores both the concepts and facts behind the main forms of population movement in the third world today, particularly rural-urban migration. Examining the causes and consequences of migration, the author assesses the implications for planning and policy-makers.


'The book is a valiant and successful attempt to encompass within a mere 158 pages the wide scope of population movements within a theoretical framework, with worked examples. It is also good value for money and thus an attractive book for selection as a recommended course text. - Geography

'.. a useful source for the undergraduate knowledge base in Population Studies as well as in Geography.' - Population Studies

'… this slim volume certainly achieves its objective of providing a concise appraisal of population movements in the developing world and will be of value in all introductory courses on development.' - Third World Planning Review

'… this book offers students, and some teachers, a sugar-coated introduction to the range and implications of movements increasingly affecting third world populations.' - Progress in Human Geography

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SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography