Concentration urbaine et industrialisation
AbstractSince the pioneer work of Williamson, several authors have shown that urban concentration in a country tends to increase during the economic take-off and the industrialisation, and to decrease beyond a given per capita income of about 5000 $ (of 1985). This article provides an insight, using the new economic geography? findings, on the fact that in developing countries, the unbalanced spatial distribution of activities and long-term urbanisation largely rest on the development stage and the associated evolution of productive specialisation characterizing a country.
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urban concentration; industrialisation; economic take; off; economic geography; spatial distribution of activities; inequality;
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