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Introduction

The accumulation-urbanization process in the market economies1 of the developing countries of Asia is characterized by a different mix of demographic, economic and social factors from that of Latin America. First, by the beginning of the 1980s the countries that made up this region (excluding the socialist countries of China, North Korea, Vietnam, Kampuchea and Laos) contained well over 1 billion people compared to the Latin American figure of 330 million for the fourteen major countries. Much of this population is, ...

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