The Urban Explosion and Rural Poverty

International Development Department, School of Government and Society

College of Social Sciences


Code 18838

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 10

Semester 2

Module description

The two themes of this module are: (i) the urban explosion - migration and urbanisation, urban growth, unemployment, poverty and (ii) rural poverty, its definition, suspected causes and possible means of alleviation. Particular attention is given in the second half of the module to problems of South Asia.