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L'urbanisation russe à la fin du XIXe siècle

Authors
Journal
Annales Histoire Sciences Sociales
0395-2649
Publisher
PERSEE Program
Publication Date
Volume
32
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3406/ahess.1977.293800
Disciplines
  • Economics

Abstract

The rapid growth of Russian cities in the last years of the nineteenth century marked new era in the development of Russian society By 1897 the total population in cities of over 15000 inhabitants numbered more than 8.5 million of whom over one-half were urban migrants Who were these migrants Where did their migration take them How did their presence alter the character of urban society What social and economic forces explain this vast movement of the lower classes to the towns and cities This article provides statistical analysis of urbanization in those cities of European Russia with population of over 15000 144 cities and suggests theory to explain the peculiar nature of Russian urban growth The data for this study come from the census of 1897 Twelve social and economic variables identified characteristics of each population computer programs for fac tor and discriminant analysis permitted the isolation of special type of city closely associated with high proportion of migrants These migrant towns represented unique adaptation of Russian society to the forces of urbanization

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