World Development Report 1979 : Structural Change and Development Policy

Technical Report

Structural transformation is particularly important for middle income countries. In dealing with the appropriate policies to be associated with structural changes, this report analyzes the processes of industrialization, urbanization, and the sectoral deployment of labor. The challenges identified, analyzed, and presented for consideration are: (i) creation of job opportunities for an additional half billion people that will join the labor force in the developing countries by 2000; (ii) accommodation of an additional one billion people in the same time perspective in the urban areas of the developing countries in socially acceptable and economically productive conditions; (iii) creation of an international trade environment that is supportive of the development efforts; and (iv) significant steps to the elimination of absolute poverty.


Date and language
Dec 1979

Corporate Author

Agris Subject Categories: 
Development economics and policies
Agrovoc terms: 
Development plans
Agrovoc terms: 
Development policies
Agrovoc terms: 
Economic development
Agrovoc terms: 
Development projects

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