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Nutrition and Urbanization (Part 2): Urbanization and Nutrition in Low-Income Countries

Citation

Popkin, Barry M. & Bisgrove, Eilene Z. (1988). Nutrition and Urbanization (Part 2): Urbanization and Nutrition in Low-Income Countries. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 10(1), 1-22.

Abstract

The last half of this century has seen a demographic revolution in low-income countries. Urbanization brought on by migration and natural increase has become a dominant factor in all regions. Unlike urbanization in the higher-income countries of the world, which is associated with major advances in science, technology, and social organization as well as absorption of large populations, urbanization in low-income countries has not been accompanied by the same level of “economic and cultural progress. . . [and] has become a source of major concern” [1]. The accelerated growth of urban populations in low-income countries has tremendous social, economic, nutritional, health, and environmental consequences, as increasing numbers of urban poor live in crowded slums and squatter settlements with limited access to the basic resources necessary for a healthy and productive existence.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/156482658801000118

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Food and Nutrition Bulletin

Author(s)

Popkin, Barry M.
Bisgrove, Eilene Z.

Year Published

1988

Volume Number

10

Issue Number

1

Pages

1-22

Reference ID

13169