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Internal Migration, Urbanization and Poverty in Asia: Dynamics and Interrelationships

Editors: Jayanthakumaran, K., Verma, R., Wan, G., Wilson, E. (Eds.)

  • Analyses in detail the interrelationships between internal migration, urbanization and poverty in Asia
  • Brings together a wide range of expert opinions and research findings to provide a macro view of key issues related to these topics
  • Helps policymakers devise successful strategies for managing such issues 
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This book is Open Access under a CC BY license.
This volume offers an essential resource for economic policymakers as well as students of development economics focusing on the interrelationships of migration, urbanization and poverty in Asia. The continent’s recent demographic transitions and rural-urban structural transformations are extraordinary, and involve complexities that require in-depth study. 
The chapters within this volume examine those complexities using a range of traditional and non-traditional measures, such as multidimensional poverty, gaps and polarization, to arrive at the conclusion that poverty is now an urban issue.
In short, the book will help students of development economics and policymakers understand the interrelationships between internal migration, urbanization and poverty, paving the way for the improved management of internal migration and disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.

About the authors

Kankesu Jayanthakumaran is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong, Australia. His research has chiefly concentrated on 'trade facilitation and performance', an area in which he has published 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and five book chapters, edited two books, and authored one: Industrialization and Challenges in Asia, published in 2016. His current research focus is on integrative trade and logistics in land-locked countries.
Reetu Verma is a Senior Lecturer and one of the Heads of Students in the Faculty of Business at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Reetu’s main areas of expertise are in the fields of economic growth and development, student engagement and support, statistics/quantitative techniques, and applied econometrics. Her current research interests are in economic growth and development in Asia with an emphasis on food security, poverty and inequality, migration and urbanization, and inclusive education.
Guanghua Wan is Director of the Institute of World Economy, Fudan University, People’s Republic of China. Previously he worked for the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations and the University of Sydney. With a background in development economics and econometrics, Dr Wan is a multi-award-winning scholar on the Chinese economy and an expert on Asia, with an outstanding publication record of more than 100 professional articles and a dozen books, including two with Oxford University Press. An honorary professor of over ten top institutions in China, Dr Wan is among the top 8% of economists globally and top 4% in Asia according to the latest ranking of Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). 
Ed Wilson is an Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong, Australia. A former president of the Economic Society of Australia, New South Wales, his research interests are in macroeconomic modelling, empirically gauging the determinants of economic growth and productivity, and the consequences of policies to reduce poverty and child labour in Asia.



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  • ISBN 978-981-13-1536-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Internal Migration, Urbanization and Poverty in Asia: Dynamics and Interrelationships
Editors
  • Kankesu Jayanthakumaran
  • Reetu Verma
  • Guanghua Wan
  • Edgar Wilson
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Asian Development Bank
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1536-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 367
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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