Cities, Territories, and Inclusive Growth: Unraveling Urban–Rural Linkages in Chile, Colombia, and Mexico
Julio Berdegue (),
Fernando Carriazo (),
Felix Modrego () and
Isidro Soloaga ()
World Development, 2015, vol. 73, issue C, 56-71
We explore the effects of the growing urbanization of rural areas in Chile, Colombia, and Mexico and investigate whether the presence of small- and medium-sized cities within rural–urban territories enhances economic growth and reduces poverty and income inequality compared to deep-rural and metropolitan territories. For Chile and Colombia, our results suggest that these urban centers can make a greater contribution to the rate of economic growth and poverty reduction in rural–urban territories compared to deep-rural ones, but in some cases with a rise in income inequality. The mechanisms through which urban centers affect the dynamics of territorial development are country-specific.
Keywords: Latin America; Chile; Colombia; Mexico; Territorial Development; rural–urban linkages (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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