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Urbanization and economic growth in Punjab (India): an empirical analysis

Urban Research and Practice. 2017. Vol. 10. No. 4. P. 379-402.
Tripathi S., Mahey K.

When several cross-country and country level studies investigate the relevant determinates of urbanization and its impact on economic growth, the present paper focuses on micro level analysis by considering Indian states of Punjab. The empirical results show that urban population in Punjab is concentrated in and around Class I cities as in India. The distance to the nearest railway station from a city, city-wise rainfall have a negative effect while basic infrastructural facilities (i.e., number of schools, latrines, hospital, water availability) have a positive impact on urbanization. Finally, it finds a positive link between urbanization and economic growth in Punjab.