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Cities in Developing Countries

Jan Brueckner () and Somik V. Lall

Chapter Chapter 21 in Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, 2015, vol. 5, pp 1399-1455 from Elsevier

Abstract: This chapter surveys and synthesizes existing research on urbanization and housing in developing countries. The goal is to provide a unified overview of the principal urban issues that arise in developing countries, painting a coherent picture that can provide a starting point for policy analysis. The chapter covers empirical work on rural–urban migration, theoretical research on migration and city-size determination, theoretical and empirical work on tenure security and squatting, and the issue of housing affordability.

Keywords: Rural–urban migration; Squatting; Property rights; Housing affordability; Land-use regulations; R1; O18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-59531-7.00021-1

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