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Title:Is internal migration bad for receiving urban centres? Evidence from Brazil, 1995-2000 PDF Logo
Authors:Ferré, Céline
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Working paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2011,21
Abstract:During the twentieth century, internal migration and urbanization shaped Brazil's economic and social landscape. Cities grew tremendously, while immigration participated in the rapid urbanization process and the redistribution of poverty between rural and urban areas. In 1950, about a third of Brazil's population lived in cities; this figure grew to approximately 80 per cent by the end of the nineteenth century. The Brazilian population redistributed unevenly - some dynamic regions became population magnets, and some neighbourhoods within cities became gateway clusters in which the effects of immigration proved particularly salient. This study asks, has domestic migration to cities been part of a healthy process of economic transition and mobility for the country and its households? Or has it been a perverse trap?
Subjects:urbanization
migration
mobility
poverty
households
Brazil
JEL:R2
O54
N96
ISBN:978-92-9230-384-6
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Working Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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