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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’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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  • Maurice Catin & Christophe Van Huffel, 2003. "Concentration urbaine et industrialisation," Mondes en développement, De Boeck Université, vol. 121(1), pages 87-107.
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    1. 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.
    2. Maurice CATIN & Abdelhak KAMAL, 2011. "Urbanisation, Inégalités Urbaines Et Développement En Turquie (1950-2000)," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 34, pages 141-162.
    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. 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.
    5. DRIDI, Manel, 2015. "Dynamic Externalities and Regional Development: The case of Tunisia," MPRA Paper 66988, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. 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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