Urban Migration and Economic Development in Chile (MIT Press Classics) (Paperback)

By Bruce H. Herrick, John Thackara (Editor)

Mit Press, 9780262582360, 126pp.

Publication Date: March 17, 2003

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The years between 1940 and 1960 in Chile were marked by economicstagnation. Urban migration, reflecting this economic decay, as well as demographicconditions, are the subject of this study. The work attempts to coordinate therecord of Chile's economic development with an account of its concomitant internalmigration. In particular, shifts in urban population and changes in the structure ofthe labor force are explored in an attempt to understand the role of migration.Thestudy deals explicitly with the economic implications of internal migration. It isthe first work of its kind to consider internal migration within a less developedcountry with an income that has risen above the lowest levels. Higher incomes inChile change many of the preconceptions about the economic impact of migration, bothfor the migrant and for society. The book deals extensively with thesedifferences.