Effects of urbanization on economic growth and human capital formation in Africa
Mohamed Arouri (),
Adel Ben Youssef,
Cuong Nguyen () and
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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.
Keywords: urbanization; economic growth; human capital (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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