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Urban Unemployment, Factor Accumulation, and Welfare

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This paper shows that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, economic expansion (factor accumulation) may be immiserizing in the mobile capital Harris-Todaro model if scarcity of land is introduced in agricultural production. The effect of factor accumulation on the level of unemployment is examined, and precise conditions for the expected response are derived. Copyright 1998 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Yabuuchi, Shigemi, 1998. "Urban Unemployment, Factor Accumulation, and Welfare," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 2(1), pages 31-40, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:rdevec:v:2:y:1998:i:1:p:31-40
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    1. Chaudhuri, Sarbajit, 2007. "Foreign capital, welfare and urban unemployment in the presence of agricultural dualism," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 19(2), pages 149-165, March.
    2. Nobuyuki Takeuchi, 2015. "Reconsidering the effect of economic development on urban unemployment under nonhomothetic preferences," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 35(1), pages 313-321.
    3. Stefan Csordas, 2013. "The general equilibrium effects of energy efficiency gains in developing countries with urban unemployment," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(3), pages 1969-1977.

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