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Transport Costs and Rural Development

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  • Maureen Kilkenny

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Can rural development be assisted by improving accessibility? This paper describes how transport costs condition the choices by firms and people to concentrate in cities or to spread out across agricultural hinterlands and considers the impacts of zero and relatively high agricultural transport costs.

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Paper provided by Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University in its series Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications with number 95-wp133.

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Date of creation: Apr 1995
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Handle: RePEc:ias:cpaper:95-wp133

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