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Migration and urbanization in post-apartheid South Africa

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Although Africa has experienced rapid urbanization in recent decades, we know little about the process of urbanization across the continent. We exploit a natural experiment, the abolition of South African pass laws, to explore how exogenous population shocks affect the spatial distribution of economic activity. Under apartheid, black South Africans were severely restricted in their choice of location and many were forced to live in homelands. Following the abolition of apartheid they were fre...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/wber/lhy030

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University of Oxford
Department:
Economics
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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Economics
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
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World Bank
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Multi Donor Trust Fund on Sustainable Urbanization
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UK Department for International Development
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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Volume:
34
Issue:
2
Pages:
509–532
Publication date:
2019-07-30
Acceptance date:
2018-09-24
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1564-698X
ISSN:
0258-6770
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English
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pubs:921963
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uuid:d0382143-6d75-4a9b-a864-28f4bf9f8fa6
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921963
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2018-09-26

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