Factors Affecting The Growth Of A Developed Countries

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10) Urbanization in the less developed countries has much been the result of demographic growth that rather than economic development like in developed countries. The demographic trend of rapid declines in death rates compared to birth rates has generated large increases in population. A Lot of the urbanization of developing country populations is due to rural-urban migration. The decision to migrate mainly involves 'push and pull factors '. Push factors such as bad economic, political, and environmental circumstances force migrants out of rural areas. Pull factors may include a desire for employment and the idea of better access to schools, health clinics, piped water and other facilities that are not widely available in rural regions.’ which attract migrants to urban areas. Displacement, political circumstances and war-related conflicts have also led migrates to urban areas. The disproportionate number of youth in these migrations bring forth another component of urban growth, natural increase. Natural increase refers to a rise in population because the birth rates are higher than the death rates. Natural increase accounts for about 60 percent of urban population growth in less developed countries. Natural increase gives indications on how fast populations development while showing growth tendencies. The natural increase is found by subtracting deaths from births and dividing the result by number of the total population. The correlation between urban growth and high
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