TITLE

RURAL-URBAN HIERARCHY AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: THE ROLE OF ELITES IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF SCARCE RESOURCES TO THE THAI HINTERLAND

AUTHOR(S)
London, Bruce; Anderson, Kristine L.
PUB. DATE
September 1986
SOURCE
Social Science Quarterly (University of Texas Press);Sep1986, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p545
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Using data on the 69 provinces in Thailand, this study examines the role of a rural-urban hierarchy in national development. It explores the relative influence of selected demographic and economic variables on the one hand, and measures of various needs of elites on the other hand, on the spatial distribution of scarce government resources. Both sets of variables have significant effects on the distribution of certain forms of medical, educational, and infrastructural resources. The implications of these findings for "modernization" and "political-economic" explanations of development in the Third World are discussed.
ACCESSION #
16543755

 

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