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Effects of urbanization on economic growth and human capital formation in Africa

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  • Mohamed Arouri

    () (Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion)

  • Adel Ben Youssef

    (Economic Research Forum)

  • Cuong Nguyen-Viet

    () (Mekong Development Research Institute and National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam)

  • Agnès Soucat

    (World Health Organisation)

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to investigate the impacts of urbanization on human capital andeconomic growth in Africa. It seeks to contribute to the urbanization-growth debate byinvestigating how urbanization is linked to human capital accumulation and economic growth.More precisely, compared to previous studies on the urbanization-growth nexus, we (i) focusexclusively on African countries; (ii) consider both direct and indirect channels through whichurbanization may influence economic activity and (iii) examine a long period including theevolutions observed in the recent years.
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  • Mohamed Arouri & Adel Ben Youssef & Cuong Nguyen-Viet & Agnès Soucat, 2016. "Effects of urbanization on economic growth and human capital formation in Africa," PGDA Working Papers 11914, Program on the Global Demography of Aging.
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