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Urbanisation In LEDCs

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  • Submitted: 05/10/2005
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AS and A Level Population & Settlement

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Urbanisation In

Less Economically Developed Countries

(LEDC's).

Background.

One of the most significant events affecting the geography of the developing world in the last 50 years has been the large-scale migration of people from the countryside to the towns and cities. This process is called Urbanisation. Rural-urban migration has resulted in the rapid growth of large cities and the increased urbanisation of many LEDC's.

Urbanisation is basically the process by which more and more people live in towns and cities. Urbanisation is also the process of change from a rural society in which people lived in scattered to villages to an urban society in which people live in densely populated centres.

Who Are The Migrants?

Most migrants tend to be:

* Single males, in Asia and Africa, where it is less common for single women to migrate, especially in Muslim areas where females have a more restricted lifestyle.

* Single women, in certain more developed parts of Asia and Latin America, where women have a greater social standing. Urban areas offer m a wide range of employment opportunities. Some of these women are trying to escape from

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