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Investigating the Effect of Public Policy on Population Growth in Peripherals Areas

  • Boris A. Portnov


The policy of population dispersal (PPD) in Israel is an example of a broad variety of regional policies aimed at redirecting population growth from overpopulated core regions to underdeveloped peripheral areas. Similar development policies are found in Northern Europe (Sweden and Norway), Asia (Japan), and elsewhere in the Middle East (Egypt).


Population Growth Regional Policy Peripheral Area Population Balance Policy Target 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris A. Portnov
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  1. 1.J. Blaustein Institute for Desert ResearchBen-Gurion University of the NegevSede-Boker CampusIsrael

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