Effects of urbanization on economic growth and human capital formation in Africa

Abstract : The objective of this paper is to investigate the impacts of urbanization on human capital andeconomic growth in Africa. It seeks to contribute to the urbanization-growth debate byinvestigating how urbanization is linked to human capital accumulation and economic growth.More precisely, compared to previous studies on the urbanization-growth nexus, we (i) focusexclusively on African countries; (ii) consider both direct and indirect channels through whichurbanization may influence economic activity and (iii) examine a long period including theevolutions observed in the recent years.
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Mohamed El Hedi Arouri, Adel Ben Youssef, Cuong Nguyen-Viet, Agnès Soucat. Effects of urbanization on economic growth and human capital formation in Africa. 2014. ⟨halshs-01068271⟩

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