Cities, Territories, and Inclusive Growth: Unraveling Urban-Rural Linkages in Chile, Colombia, and Mexico

Julio A. Berdegué, Fernando Carriazo, Benjamín Jara, Félix Modrego, Isidro Soloaga

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Abstract

We explore the effects of the growing urbanization of rural areas in Chile, Colombia, and Mexico and investigate whether the presence of small- and medium-sized cities within rural-urban territories enhances economic growth and reduces poverty and income inequality compared to deep-rural and metropolitan territories. For Chile and Colombia, our results suggest that these urban centers can make a greater contribution to the rate of economic growth and poverty reduction in rural-urban territories compared to deep-rural ones, but in some cases with a rise in income inequality. The mechanisms through which urban centers affect the dynamics of territorial development are country-specific.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-71
Number of pages16
JournalWorld Development
Volume73
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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