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Infrastructure Provision, Gender, and Poverty in Indian Slums

Parikh, P and Fu, K and Parikh, H and McRobie, A and George, G (2015) Infrastructure Provision, Gender, and Poverty in Indian Slums. World Development, 66. pp. 468-486. ISSN 0305-750X

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Abstract

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Using a mixed-method approach of qualitative analysis and regression modeling, we find that infrastructure was associated with a 66% increase in education among females. Service provision increased literacy by 62%, enhanced income by 36%, and reduced health costs by 26%. Evidence suggests that a gender-sensitive consideration of infrastructure is necessary and that a 'one-size-fits-all' approach will not suffice. We provide evidence that infrastructure investment is critical for well-being of slum dwellers and women in particular.

Item Type: Article
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Divisions: Div D > Structures
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:46
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