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MYRDAL’SMODEL OFCUMULATIVECAUSATIONAND SPATIALINTERACTION         KAT AND SIMON
MYRDAL’S BELIEFSOver time, economic forces increaseregional inequalities rather thanreduce them.
COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES                                 Location                        Natural Resources                  ...
ANALYSISGood: Does not group development status by country   • Looks at areas geographically and more specificallyGood: Me...
ANALYSISBad: Doesn’t consider measures taken by certain governments toalleviate economic disparity between regions        ...
Evaluation of Myrdal’s model of cumulative causation and spatial interaction
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Evaluation of Myrdal’s model of cumulative causation and spatial interaction

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Evaluation of Myrdal’s model of cumulative causation and spatial interaction

  1. 1. MYRDAL’SMODEL OFCUMULATIVECAUSATIONAND SPATIALINTERACTION KAT AND SIMON
  2. 2. MYRDAL’S BELIEFSOver time, economic forces increaseregional inequalities rather thanreduce them.
  3. 3. COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES Location Natural Resources LaborACQUIRED ADVANTAGES Improvements in Infrastructure Skilled Workforce Increased tax revenues
  4. 4. ANALYSISGood: Does not group development status by country • Looks at areas geographically and more specificallyGood: Measures development by more than 1 factor of production • Labor • Capital
  5. 5. ANALYSISBad: Doesn’t consider measures taken by certain governments toalleviate economic disparity between regions Applicable to Chinese Rural-Urban Migration • Large development disparity between rural areas and cities like Shanghai/Beijing • Developed areas in China (LEDC) are sporadic Inapplicable to Poland – UK Migration • Poland government has realized problem and is enforcing new rules/policies to prevent a stagnation in development • Higher wages • Maternal Leave

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