The determinants of urbanization and urban growth in developing countries: rural-urban migration, income mobility, agricultural exports, and the urban bias
Project funded by own resources
Project title The determinants of urbanization and urban growth in developing countries: rural-urban migration, income mobility, agricultural exports, and the urban bias
Principal Investigator(s) Krysiak, Frank Christian
Project Members Ludwig, Markus
Organisation / Research unit Departement Wirtschaftswissenschaften / Umweltökonomie (Krysiak)
Project start 01.07.2010
Probable end 01.07.2012
Status Completed
Abstract

We show theoretically how low rural income mobility linked to inequality (e.g. rural India) and an urban bias in government spending leads to an increasing internal migration. Better market access in the rural area for agricultural goods will decrease migration. We then set out to test the model prediction empirically on macro-level, by employing a novel econometric two step approach. We find both that inequality and urban bias will lead to significant higher internal migration and market access to lower internal migration.

Keywords urban bias, migration, inequality
Financed by University funds

Cooperations ()

  ID Kreditinhaber Kooperationspartner Institution Laufzeit - von Laufzeit - bis
461373  Krysiak, Frank Christian  Clever, Martin  University of Göttingen  01.07.2010  30.06.2011 
   

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