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The enticement of cities: the health and economic challenges and opportunities of rural migration

Cupelli, Olivia (2015) The enticement of cities: the health and economic challenges and opportunities of rural migration. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Education and employment status are positively correlated with improved health. As the world continues to undergo urbanization and rural migrants continue to travel to cities to pursue education and employment opportunities. However, no matter how much a city has to offer, access to these opportunities is not always available to citizens. Many migrants are forced to seek refuge in slums, which increases the risk of communicable diseases, lack of sanitation, and an increase in social concerns, and offset the potential health inputs of education and employment opportunities. Political and economic intervention that focus on national economic growth and national development policies specific to urbanization can be implemented as a way to ease the urbanization process and to decrease health inequalities of rural migrants. As evidenced by South Korea’s rapid urbanization process, through strategic and well thought out planning and investing in citizens through providing education and employment opportunities, healthier society can be created. Producing a stronger workforce is the foundation for a flourishing country


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master's Thesis)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cupelli, Olivia
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairDriessen, Juliadriessen@pitt.eduDRIESSENUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberSamler, AnnUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: April 2015
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 13 April 2015
Submission Date: 12 April 2015
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public, Health
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 16:00
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 07:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/24798

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