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The Impact of Urbanization on GDP per Capita: A Study of Sub-Saharan Africa
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis examines whether urbanization affects GDP per capita positively in Sub-Saharan Africa. Further investigations are done to study how the size of the prime city affects GDP per capita, as well as how the prime city as a percentage of urban population interacts with GDP per capita.

The results show that urbaization and GDP per capita interact positively - that is, increase in urbaization increases GDP per capita. We also find that size of the prime city as a percentage of total population is insignificant, though we do see that when the degree of centrality ( measured by prime city as a percentage of urban population) increases there is a negative impact on GDP per capita. This would suggest that while urbaization is economically positive for the region, concentrated urbaization can dampen the effect.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Sub-Saharan Africa, Urbanization, GDP per capita, City Primacy, Slums
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-15752OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-15752DiVA: diva2:433262
Subject / course
IHH, Economics
Presentation
2011-06-10, 12:20 (English)
Uppsok
Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2011-08-09 Created: 2011-08-09 Last updated: 2011-08-09Bibliographically approved

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