On slowing metropolitan city growth ( developing countries).

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Although governments of most developing countries express grave concern over current rates of rural-to-urban migration, their policies in this regard are often either ambivalent or accomodationist. An economic argument hypothesizes that increased immigration actually benefits urban profit-earners by exerting downward pressure on wages and leading to higher savings, investment, and output growth. Various consequences of rural-to-urban migration that might encourage profit-earners and governments to adopt an effective antimigratory stand are examined and rejected.-Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-102
Number of pages8
JournalPopulation and Development Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1980


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