Cities-engines of Economic Development

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UN-HABITAT, Jan 1, 2005 - Economic development - 44 pages
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Page 17 - ... 129 Mark R. Montgomery, Michele Gragnolati, Kathleen Burke, and Edmundo Paredes, "Measuring living standards with proxy variables." 130 Bamikale Feyisetan and John B. Casterline, "Fertility preferences and contraceptive change in developing countries." 131 Martin Brockerhoff, "Urban growth in developing countries: A review of projections and predictions.
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Page 4 - ... resources from further and further afield, and in such a way that its inhabitants are largely isolated from, and ignorant of, the global social, economic and environmental consequences generated. In economic terms, cities are increasingly assuming a leading role in attracting investment and in harnessing human and technical resources for achieving unprecedented gains in productivity and competitiveness. At the same time, however, well over one third of the urban population in developing countries...
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Page 18 - ... has been known for more than a decade that urban-based economic activities account for more than 50 per cent of GDP in all countries, and up to 80...
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