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Concentration urbaine et industrialisation

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  • Maurice Catin
  • Christophe Van huffel

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Since 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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Article provided by De Boeck Université in its journal Mondes en développement.

Volume (Year): 121 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 87-107

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Keywords: urban concentration; industrialisation; economic take; off; economic geography; spatial distribution of activities; inequality;

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  1. Maurice CATIN & Christine CUENCA & Abdelhak KAMAL, 2008. "L’Évolution De La Structure Et De La Primatie Urbaines Au Maroc," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 27, pages 215-223.
  2. Alexandra SCHAFFAR, 2008. "Regional Income Inequality And Urbanisation Trends In China: 1978-2005," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 28, pages 87-110.
  3. Maurice CATIN & Saïd HANCHANE & Abdelhak KAMAL, 2008. "Urbanisation, Primatie Et Étapes De Développement : Existe-T-Il Une Courbe En Cloche ?," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 27, pages 83-108.
  4. Maurice CATIN & Christophe VAN HUFFEL, 2008. "Clusters Et Stratégies De Développement En Chine," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 28, pages 39-60.
  5. Maurice Catin & Christophe Van huffel, 2004. "Ouverture économique et inégalités régionales de développement en Chine : le rôle des institutions," Mondes en développement, De Boeck Université, vol. 128(4), pages 7-23.
  6. Catin, Maurice & Luo, Xubei & Van Huffel, Christophe, 2005. "Openness, industrialization, and geographic concentration of activities in China," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3706, The World Bank.
  7. Raphael BAR-EL & Dafna SCHWARTZ, 2003. "Economic Growth, Inequality And Spatial Demographic Distribution: A Brazilian Case," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 18, pages 147-170.

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