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World Population Monitoring

Focusing on Population Distribution, Urbanization, Internal Migration and Development - The Concise Report

  • Author: UN, DESA
  • Publication date: October 2009
  • Page count: 64
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 09.XIII.3

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This report reviews trends in and prospects for urban and rural population growth and changes in the population of cities based on the 2007 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects. It discusses the contribution of natural increase and the combination of rural-urban migration and reclassification to the growth of the urban population. It considers the importance of different types of internal migration and describes the implications of population distribution for urban and rural dependency ratios.