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Cities transformed : demographic change and its implications in the developing world / Panel on Urban Population Dynamics, Mark R. Montgomery ... [et al.], editors ; Commitee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies.

Contributor(s): Montgomery, Mark 1953- | National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Urban Population Dynamics [ed.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, DC : National Academies Press, c2003Description: xvii, 529 p. : il., mapes ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0309088623.Subject(s): Urbanisme -- Països en vies de desenvolupament | Ciutats -- Països en vies de desenvolupament -- Creixement | Població urbana -- Països en vies de desenvolupament | Qualitat de vida -- Països en vies de desenvolupament | Política urbana -- Països en vies de desenvolupament | Previsió demogràfica -- Països en vies de desenvolupament | Segle XXI -- PrevisionsMateria (POPIN): PAÍSES EN DESARROLLO | REDES SOCIALES | URBANISMO | DESIGUALDAD SOCIAL | POBREZA | SALUD REPRODUCTIVA | MORTALIDAD | MORTALIDAD INFANTIL | SALUD | MIGRACIÓN RURAL-URBANA | INGRESO DEL HOGAR | EQUIPAMIENTOS COMUNITARIOS | ENCUESTA DEMOGRÁFICA Y DE SALUD (DHS) | CIUDADES | CAMBIO DEMOGRÁFICO | DINÁMICA DE POBLACIÓN | MERCADO LABORAL | FECUNDIDAD | URBANIZACIÓNMatèria (POPIN): PAÏSOS EN DESENVOLUPAMENT | XARXES SOCIALS | URBANISME | DESIGUALTAT SOCIAL | POBRESA | SALUT REPRODUCTIVA | MORTALITAT | MORTALITAT INFANTIL | SALUT | MIGRACIÓ RURAL-URBANA | INGRÉS DE LA LLAR | EQUIPAMENTS COMUNITARIS | ENQUESTA DEMOGRÀFICA I DE SALUT (DHS) | CIUTATS | CANVI DEMOGRÀFIC | DINÀMICA DE LA POBLACIÓ | MERCAT DE TREBALL | FECUNDITAT | URBANITZACIÓSubject (POPIN): DEVELOPING COUNTRIES | SOCIAL NETWORKS | URBAN PLANNING | SOCIAL INEQUALITY | POVERTY | REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH | MORTALITY | INFANT MORTALITY | HEALTH | RURAL-URBAN MIGRATION | HOUSEHOLD INCOME | COMMUNITY EQUIPMENT | DEMOGRAPHIC AND HEALTH SURVEY (DHS) | CITIES | DEMOGRPAHIC CHANGE | POPULATION DYNAMIC | LABOR MARKET | FERTILITY | URBANIZATIONCDU: 711 Summary: Virtually all of the growth in the world’s population for the foreseeable future will take place in the cities and towns of the developing world. Over the next twenty years, most developing countries will for the first time become more urban than rural. The benefits from urbanization cannot be overlooked, but the speed and sheer scale of this transformation present many challenges. A new cast of policy makers is emerging to take up the many responsibilities of urban governanceâ€"as many national governments decentralize and devolve their functions, programs in poverty, health, education, and public services are increasingly being deposited in the hands of untested municipal and regional governments. Demographers have been surprisingly slow to devote attention to the implications of the urban transformation. Drawing from a wide variety of data sources, many of them previously inaccessible, Cities Transformed explores the implications of various urban contexts for marriage, fertility, health, schooling, and children’s lives. It should be of interest to all involved in city-level research, policy, planning, and investment decisions.
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Final report of the panel on urban population dynamics created by the National Research Council to study the dynamics of the urban population of developing countries.

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Virtually all of the growth in the world’s population for the foreseeable future will take place in the cities and towns of the developing world. Over the next twenty years, most developing countries will for the first time become more urban than rural. The benefits from urbanization cannot be overlooked, but the speed and sheer scale of this transformation present many challenges. A new cast of policy makers is emerging to take up the many responsibilities of urban governanceâ€"as many national governments decentralize and devolve their functions, programs in poverty, health, education, and public services are increasingly being deposited in the hands of untested municipal and regional governments. Demographers have been surprisingly slow to devote attention to the implications of the urban transformation. Drawing from a wide variety of data sources, many of them previously inaccessible, Cities Transformed explores the implications of various urban contexts for marriage, fertility, health, schooling, and children’s lives. It should be of interest to all involved in city-level research, policy, planning, and investment decisions.

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