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SLUM IN A METROPOLIS

SLUM IN A METROPOLIS

THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT

SUDESH NANGIA , SUKHADEO THORAT

Year : 2000

Bibliography : 155 pp

ISBN : 8175410531, Price : $22.00 Add To Cart

About the Book

Slum in the Metropolis the Living Environment covers the multidimensional profile of the urban poor. The book provides an in-depth analysis of social and economic conditions of the people living in a squatter settlement with surrounding middle and high income residential areas in South Delhi. On one hand, it examines the quality of people, in terms of their socio-economic status. On the other hand, it highlight the deficiencies of the living environment, in terms of basic infrastructural facilities and housing conditions. A thorough probe into the life of people living under such environment is bound to follow with a set of recommendations for improvement in the quality of life and living which are contained in the overview and conclusion.

About Author

Dr. Sudesh Nangia (M.A. LL.B., Ph.D.) is currently a Professor in the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, JNU, New Delhi. She has been working on ‘Urban slums’ for more than two decades now. She has been the pioneer in advocating environmental improvement of urban slums (so long as the slums stay) to give them a human face.

Dr. Sukhadeo Thorat is Professor Economics in the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi. During 1989-1991, Dr. Thorat was a visiting fellow at lowa State University (Ames}. Centre for International and Comparative Studies (lowa City), and International Food Policy Research Institute.

Contents

Preface, List of Tables, Introduction, Slums and squatter settlements: sailent features, Social and Demographic profile, Squatter migration, Economic condition, Housing and household amenities, Overview, Annexture, Select Bibliography, Index

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