Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kankesu Jayanthakumaran, Reetu Verma, Guanghua Wan, Edgar Wilson
    Pages 1-10 Open Access
  3. The Dynamic Interplay of Internal Migration, Urbanization, and Poverty

  4. Migration, Urbanization, and Poverty Alleviation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Endang Sugiyarto, Priya Deshingkar, Andy McKay
      Pages 135-162 Open Access
    3. Nandini Mukherjee, Biswajit Chatterjee
      Pages 163-187 Open Access
    4. Jajati Keshari Parida
      Pages 189-218 Open Access
    5. Mohamed A. Marouani, Björn Nilsson
      Pages 219-264 Open Access
  5. Polarization and Poverty Gaps

  6. Kankesu Jayanthakumaran, Reetu Verma, Guanghua Wan, Edgar Wilson
    Pages C1-C1 Open Access
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 361-367

About this book


This book is Open Access under a CC BY license.

Asia’s recent demographic transitions and rural–urban structural transformations are extraordinary and involve complexities that require in-depth study.

The chapters within this volume examine those complexities using a range of traditional and nontraditional measures—such as multidimensional poverty, gaps, and polarization—to arrive at the conclusion that poverty is now an urban issue.

This volume offers an essential resource for economic policy makers and students of development economics to understand the interrelationships between internal migration, urbanization, and poverty in Asia, paving the way for the improved management of internal migration, and disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.

Kankesu Jayanthakumaran is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong, Australia. His research has chiefly concentrated on 'trade facilitation and performance', an area in which he has published 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and five book chapters, edited two books, and authored one: Industrialization and Challenges in Asia, published in 2016. 

Reetu Verma is a Senior Lecturer and one of the Heads of Students in the Faculty of Business at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Reetu’s main areas of expertise are in the fields of economic growth and development, student engagement and support, statistics/quantitative techniques, and applied econometrics.

Guanghua Wan is Director of the Institute of World Economy, Fudan University, People’s Republic of China. Previously he worked for the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations and the University of Sydney. With a background in development economics and econometrics, Dr. Wan is a multi-award-winning scholar on the Chinese economy and an expert on Asia, with an outstanding publication record of more than 100 professional articles and a dozen books.

Ed Wilson is an Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong, Australia. A former president of the Economic Society of Australia, New South Wales, his research interests are in macroeconomic modelling, empirically gauging the determinants of economic growth and productivity, and the consequences of policies to reduce poverty and child labor in Asia.


Internal migration, urbanization and poverty in Asia Poverty as an urban issue Poverty measures in Asia Rural-urban migration in Asia Internal migration and employment in Asia Urban economic growth Income polarization in Asia Open access

Editors and affiliations

  • Kankesu Jayanthakumaran
    • 1
  • Reetu Verma
    • 2
  • Guanghua Wan
    • 3
  • Edgar Wilson
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Accounting, Economics & Finance, Faculty of BusinessUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia
  2. 2.School of Accounting, Economics and FinanceUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia
  3. 3.Institute of World Economy, Fudan UniversityShanghaiChina
  4. 4.School of Accounting, Economics and FinanceUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Asian Development Bank 2019
  • License CC BY-NC IGO
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-1536-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-1537-4
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