RUSSIAN DEMOGRAPHICS: URBAN-RURAL POPULATION DISTRIBUTION
By Daryl R. Evans
General Characteristics of Agricultural, Industrial, and Information Age Urban-Rural Demographic Distributions
Agricultural Age Urban-Rural Population Distributio:
Rural populations: the majority of people lived in rural communities working on the land.
Industrial Age Urban-Rural Population Distribution:
Urban populations: in countries undergoing the industrial revolution, people moved to cities to work in factories. In developing South countries today, many people are moving to cities seeking (but not always finding) jobs and access to modern life, resulting in unmanageable cities and slums in many cases.
Information Age Urban-Rural Population Distribution:
Option for some to live in countryside, in an "electronic cottage," and be connected to work via electronic communications (computers, modem, and telephone lines); many people prefer to work at a central office some days, and at home other days, however.
Information/Data on Russian Urban-Rural Population Distribution
About three-fourths of Russia's people live in urban areas.
Approximately 35 cities in Russia have populations over 500,000.
Two of the largest cities in the country are St. Petersberg with
over 5,000,000 people and Moscow with over 8,000,000.
Conclusions on Russia (Whether Primarily Agricultural, Industrial, or Information Age Re: Urban-Rural Population Distribution)
Because of the major population density of the cities, it is easy to conclude that Russia is in the industrial age.
Traditional Bibliographic Sources on Russian Urban-Rural Population Distribution
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