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Title:Public Sector Driven Urbanization in Tanzania
Author:Therkildsen, Ole
Year:1991
Periodical:African Urban Quarterly (ISSN 0747-6108)
Volume:6
Issue:3-4
Period:August-November
Pages:252-256
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Tanzania
East Africa
Subjects:urbanization
public sector
Urbanization and Migration
Development and Technology
employment
urban population
Abstract:Industrialization is generally regarded as the most important factor in urban population growth in developing countries. The main argument in this article is that the expansion in public sector employment in Tanzania since independence in 1961 has been a more significant force of urbanization - although not the only one. Evidence for this relatively neglected public sector driven urbanization is both direct and circumstantial. The author focuses on three links between the public sector and urbanization: public sector employment, public sector demand, and civil servants' engagements in the urban 'second economy'. Notes, ref., sum.
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