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1st Edition

Urbanisation and Labour Markets in Developing Countries

ISBN 9780815378426
Published December 9, 2019 by Routledge
112 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1978 Urbanization and Labour Markets is a useful companion for those studying in geography, economics or development studies. The book provides a simple guide to the subject of labour in cities in underdeveloped countries. It also set out the major controversies relating to urban labour markets in developing countries and focuses in detail to work which goes on outside large-scale firms. Migration and population growth is considered in some detail and proposals for different ways of seeing the ‘informal’ sector are discussed. This book will be of use to undergraduates in the areas of geography, economics and development studies.

Table of Contents

List of Tables  Preface  1. The Growth of Cities: A Description  2. Population and Migration to Crisis  3. The Reception of Urban Newcomers  4. The Urban Employment Question  5. The Emergence of the ‘Informal’ Sector  6. Shortcomings of the ‘Informal’ Sector  7. Conclusions  Index

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