The Impacts of Imbalanced Development on Migration: Case Study of Khartoum State, Sudan

Urban Economics and Regional Studies Journal, Vol. 4, No. 86, May 26, 2011

26 Pages Posted: 23 May 2011 Last revised: 29 May 2011

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Issam A.W. Mohamed

Al-Neelain University - Department of Economics

Date Written: May 15, 2011

Abstract

Migration is one of the infamous phenomenon that represent grieve problem in modern world. Our present analysis is based on the conception that external migration represents an intricate crisis for developed countries flooded by illegal immigrants. It is correlated with the socioeconomic internal crisis evolving in developing countries. The case study here is on the impacts of imbalanced development on Sudan's economy and the resultant internal migration towards the urban areas specially Khartoum generated a crisis situation. The capital city of Sudan is not prepared for the floods of internally displaced, economic refugees' invasion. The proper estimation for the annual demographic increase is about 10%. The city contains more than 20% of the country's population who have little chance for job opportunities, housing, medical care or education. The paper concludes that country's resources should be devoted for rural and regional development. Otherwise, social diseases may explode with little that can be done to mend.

Note: Downloadable document is in Arabic.

Keywords: Imbalanced development, civil conflicts, migration, internal displacement, urban crisis, social diseases

JEL Classification: O18, O15, O19, O20, O29, F20, R23, R29, Z10

Suggested Citation

Mohamed, Issam A.W., The Impacts of Imbalanced Development on Migration: Case Study of Khartoum State, Sudan (May 15, 2011). Urban Economics and Regional Studies Journal, Vol. 4, No. 86, May 26, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1842394

Issam A.W. Mohamed (Contact Author)

Al-Neelain University - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 12910-11111
Khartoum, Khartoum 11111
Sudan
249122548254 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://works.bepress.com/issamawmohamed/

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