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Resource ID 503
Title Urbanization and health in developing countries: A systematic review
Author Sophie Eckert and Stefan Kohler

We systematically searched the databases JSTOR, PubMed, ScienceDirect and SSRN for studies that compare health status in urban and rural areas. The studies had to examine selected World Health Organization health indicators.

Conclusion: Several health outcomes were correlated with urbanization in developing countries. Urbanization may improve some health problems developing countries face and worsen others. Therefore, urbanization itself should not be embraced as a solution to health problems but should be accompanied by an informed and reactive health policy.

Resource type Document
Source/origin External source
Record created 2014-07-24 14:31
Record updated 2014-07-24 14:31
Record editor Helen Parsons
Subjects Urbanisation