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Mathematical model showing how socio-economic dynamics in African cities could widen or reduce inequality

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-16T12:15:33Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-16T12:15:33Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09-16 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16401
dc.description.abstract Cities are important forces of national socioeconomic development. Individuals in cities often belong to different socioeconomic statuses depending on their levels of income, education and nature of occupation. Income, employment and education opportunities are among the main attractions of most cities. In this study, we investigate the impact of socioeconomic status on city attractiveness for the African cities of Windhoek, Harare, Lusaka, Kinshasa and Nairobi. The socioeconomic status of samples of individuals in these cities are used to formulate a mathematical model that describes the city population dynamics. Using income as a measure, qualitative analyses of the model together with numerical simulations using survey data show how competitive relationships among the various socioeconomic status groups could widen inequality over time. Alternatively, synergetic relationships among the various socioeconomic groups could reduce this inequality. These results point to urban planning that encourages synergism between the different income classes with the aim of reducing inequality. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.subject SOCIO-ECONOMIC INEQUALITIES en
dc.subject CITIES en
dc.title Mathematical model showing how socio-economic dynamics in African cities could widen or reduce inequality en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber QBBBBB en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup African Institute of South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle Engineering design and mathematical modelling: concepts and applications en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Mwulu, N. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Muchie, M. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication London en
dc.ArchiveNumber 12127 en
dc.PageNumber 67-74 en
dc.outputnumber 11279 en
dc.bibliographictitle Collins, O.C., Simelane, T.S. & Duffy, K.J. (2021) Mathematical model showing how socio-economic dynamics in African cities could widen or reduce inequality. In: Mwulu, N. & Muchie, M. (eds).<i>Engineering design and mathematical modelling: concepts and applications</i>. London: Routledge. 67-74. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Collins, O.C. en
dc.contributor.author2 Simelane, T.S. en
dc.contributor.author3 Duffy, K.J. en


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