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dc.contributor.authorLagakos, Daviden_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-18T12:56:59Z
dc.date.available2021-03-18T12:56:59Z
dc.date.issued2020-08-01
dc.identifier.citationDavid Lagakos. 2020. "Urban-Rural Gaps in the Developing World: Does Internal Migration Offer Opportunities?." Journal of Economic Perspectives, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp. 174 - 192. https://doi.org/10.1257/jep.34.3.174
dc.identifier.issn0895-3309
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/42277
dc.description.abstractThis article provides an overview of the growing literature on urban-rural gaps in the developing world. I begin with recent evidence on the size of the gaps as measured by consumption, income, and wages, and argue that the gaps are real rather than just nominal. I then discuss the role of sorting more able workers into urban areas and review an array of recent evidence on outcomes from rural-urban migration. Overall, migrants do experience substantial gains on average, though smaller than suggested by the cross-sectional gaps. I conclude that future work should help further explore the frictions—in particular, information, financial, and in land markets—that hold back rural-urban migration and may help explain the persistence of urban-rural gaps.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/jep.34.3.174
dc.format.extentp. 174 - 192en_US
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Economic Associationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Economic Perspectives
dc.rightsCopyright 2021 American Economic Association. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subjectEconomicsen_US
dc.titleUrban-rural gaps in the developing world: does internal migration offer opportunities?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1257/jep.34.3.174
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesWaiver: I do not hold the copyright to this document.en_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: Not knownen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Economicsen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.description.oaversionPublished version
dc.identifier.mycv588495


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