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dc.contributor.authorSatterthwaite, Daviden_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T13:16:30Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T13:16:30Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-263-4en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54031-
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes the gaps and limitations in the data available on urban populations for many low- and middle-income nations and how this limits the accuracy of international comparisons - for instance of levels of urbanization and of the size of city populations. It also discusses how the lack of attention to data limitations has led to many myths and misconceptions in regard to growth rates for city populations and for nations' levels of urbanization. It ends with some comments on how data limitations distort urban policies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,28en_US
dc.subject.jelO18en_US
dc.subject.jelC80en_US
dc.subject.jelF59en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordurbanizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordcity populationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordcensusesen_US
dc.titleUrban myths and the mis-use of data that underpin themen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn63650977Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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