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Growth of the Urban Shadow, Spatial Distribution of Economic Activities and Commuting by Workers in Rural and Urban India

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  • S. Chandrasekhar

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Unlike migration, scant attention has been paid to the phenomenon of commuting by workers in developing countries. This paper fills this gap by using a nationally representative data set from India to analyze factors that affect the decision of workers to commute across rural and urban areas daily. [IGIDR WP-2014-015].

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  • Ajay Sharma & S. Chandrasekhar, 2014. "Growth of the Urban Shadow, Spatial Distribution of Economic Activities and Commuting by Workers in Rural and Urban India," Working Papers id:5873, eSocialSciences.
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    1. Ajay Sharma & S. Chandrashekar, 2014. "Urbanization and Spatial Patterns of Internal Migration in India," Working Papers id:5894, eSocialSciences.

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    Keywords

    Commuting; Peri-urban areas; Spatial distribution of economic activities; Urbanization; Rural-urban interaction; India; data; workers;

    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure

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