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Title: Recent urban growth patterns and migration.
Author: Boukhemis, A.
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1983
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The present thesis examines urbanisation in a framework that relates it to population growth, socio-economic development and rural-urban migration, with special reference to the city of Constantine. The study is organised in three parts. Following the introductory section, the first chapter focuses on the high population growth rate and reviews the main causes and consequences. It defines the setting of the problems in a national and regional context. Chapter Two discusses the historical trends of urbanisation and urban growth and offers some hypotheses. to be tested. A review of fundamental conceptual and methodological issues, which must be considered when dealing with the process of population movement, is found in Chapter Three. Chapter Four puts the study area into its regional setting and examines links between urbanisation and development. Considering that these four chapters would serve as a basis for a clearer understanding of the factors underlying population movements, Chapter Five attempts to define the role of migration in Constantine's growth and the possible reasons for its markedly changing population growth rate over time. Based on the census results, Chapter Six identifies the major internal streams to Constantine in a framework that relates them to the regional development patterns. Here a spatial interaction model is used to measure the salient factors that enhance and impede regional migration; while Chapter Seven presents the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the migrant population. To conclude the analysis of migration to Constantine, Chapter Eight analyses the*spatial growth of the city and examines the distribution of the migrant population within the city. Finally, the concluding section offers an overall summary, conclusion and implications, stressing the view that if regional disparities are to be reduced and thus a slown-down in urbanward migration to a more manageable dimension, the solution to these various problems associated with urbanisation is not a simple policy but a package of policies integrating urban development policy, judiciously selected complementary policies in the area of rural development as well as a population policy
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Qualification Name: PhD thesis Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Demography & population studies