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ERIC Number: EJ696084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Pages: 31
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-3808
Life Earnings and Rural-Urban Migration
Lucas, Robert E., Jr.
Journal of Political Economy, v112 n1 p29 Feb 2004
This paper is a theoretical study of rural-urban migration--urbanization--as it has occurred in many low-income economies in the postwar period. This process is viewed as a transfer of labor from a traditional, land-intensive technology to a human capital-intensive technology with an unending potential for growth. The model emphasizes the role of cities as places in which new immigrants can accumulate the skills required by modern production technologies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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