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Concentration urbaine et industrialisation

  • Maurice Catin
  • Christophe Van Huffel

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?'s 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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