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The Resource Urban poverty in the global South : scale and nature, Diana Mitlin and David Satterthwaite

Urban poverty in the global South : scale and nature, Diana Mitlin and David Satterthwaite

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Urban poverty in the global South : scale and nature
Title
Urban poverty in the global South
Title remainder
scale and nature
Statement of responsibility
Diana Mitlin and David Satterthwaite
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"One in seven of the world's population live in poverty in urban areas, and the vast majority of these live in the Global South -- mostly in overcrowded informal settlements with inadequate water, sanitation, health care and schools provision. This book explains how and why the scale and depth of urban poverty is so frequently under-estimated by governments and international agencies worldwide. The authors also consider whether economic growth does in fact reduce poverty, exploring the paradox of successful economies that show little evidence of decreasing poverty. Many official figures on urban poverty, including those based on the US $1 per day poverty line, present a very misleading picture of urban poverty's scale. These common errors in definition and measurement by governments and international agencies lead to poor understanding of urban poverty and inadequate policy provision. This is compounded by the lack of voice and influence that low income groups have in these official spheres. This book explores many different aspects of urban poverty including the associated health burden, inadequate food intake, inadequate incomes, assets and livelihood security, poor living and working conditions and the absence of any rule of law. Urban Poverty in the Global South: Scale and Nature fills the gap for a much needed systematic overview of the historical and contemporary state of urban poverty in the Global South. This comprehensive and detailed book is a unique resource for students and lecturers in development studies, urban development, development geography, social policy, urban planning and design, and poverty reduction."--Publisher's website
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DLC
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Mitlin, Diana
Dewey number
362.5/2091724
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4173
LC item number
.M58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Satterthwaite, David
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Urban poor
Label
Urban poverty in the global South : scale and nature, Diana Mitlin and David Satterthwaite
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why this book? -- Measuring poverty -- Why is health so poor among low-income urban dwellers -- Incomes and livelihoods -- Critical issues in urban inequality -- Broading the understanding and measurement of urban poverty
Control code
776536486
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 354 pages
Isbn
9780415624671
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012019196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021962568
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)776536486
Label
Urban poverty in the global South : scale and nature, Diana Mitlin and David Satterthwaite
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why this book? -- Measuring poverty -- Why is health so poor among low-income urban dwellers -- Incomes and livelihoods -- Critical issues in urban inequality -- Broading the understanding and measurement of urban poverty
Control code
776536486
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 354 pages
Isbn
9780415624671
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012019196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021962568
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)776536486

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