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This study presents a comprehensive account of Third World urbanization. It discusses the evolution of Third World citie, the nature of urban and regional disparities within countries, the causes and patterns of rural-urban migration, the structure of urban labour markets and the lack of
productive employment, the urban housing market and popular responses to it, urban ways of life and the adaption of migrants, various patterns of political conflict, and current issues in urban and regional planning.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Urbanization -- Developing countries.
Cities and towns -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
Housing -- Developing countries.
Poor -- Developing countries.
Sociology, Urban.