Rural-Urban Distribution of Growth

  • Arup Mitra


Urban areas in general and cities in particular are seen as the engine of growth (Montogomery et al. 2004; Meyer 1998; Becker and Morrison 1999). Researchers have already recognized the fact that labour productivity and wages are higher in large cities than those in smaller ones (Alonso 1970; Hoch 1972). Even workers are aware of this fact, and therefore, migration to large cities is quite voluminous, which shifts the size distribution of cities in favour of the largest ones (Segal 1976). An urban wage increase raises welfare and income in both the urban and rural regions: Income and welfare also rise with migration into the urban region even though there are already unemployed workers in the urban sector (Carter 1998).


Gross Domestic Product Capita Income Total Factor Productivity Growth Agglomeration Economy Urban Sector 
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  • Arup Mitra
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  1. 1.Institute of Economic GrowthDelhi UniversityDelhiIndia

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