Population Growth, Employment and Poverty in Third-world Mega-cities: Analytical and Policy Issues

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This study deals with problems and policy options facing Third World mega-cities. It examines the major sources of urban population growth and spatial concentration, and analyzes the conflict between economic efficiency and decentralization. It also assesses the implications of rapid urban population growth for employment generation and poverty alleviation, discusses the relationship between urban poverty and access to housing and basic social services, and examines the problems of resource mobilization to finance urban programmes. The analysis is based on data gathered from several Third-World mega-cities, thus providing a comparative analysis of mega-city problems, and suggests the direction in which future policies need to be developed to deal more effectively with these problems. Other works by A.S. Oberai include Changes in the Structure of Employment with Economic Development , State Policies and Internal Migration in Developing Countries: Studies in Planned and Market Economies ; Migration, Urbanization and Development , Land Settlement Policies and Population Redistribution in Developing Countries: Achievements, Problems and Prospects and Assessing the Demographic Imp