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dc.contributor.authorArimah, Ben C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T13:20:22Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T13:20:22Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-265-8en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54181-
dc.description.abstractOne of the most visible and enduring manifestations of urban poverty in developing countries is the formation and proliferation of slums. While attention has focused on the rapid pace of urbanization as the sole or major factor explaining the proliferation of slums and squatter settlements in developing countries, there are other factors whose impacts are not known with much degree of certainty. It is also not clear how the effects of these factors vary across regions of the developing world. This paper accounts for differences in the prevalence of slums among developing countries using data drawn from the recent global assessment of slums undertaken by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. The empirical analysis identifies substantial inter-country variations in the incidence of slums both within and across the regions of Africa, Asia as well as, Latin America and the Caribbean.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,30en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.jelR21en_US
dc.subject.jelR31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordurban povertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordslumsen_US
dc.subject.keyworddeveloping countriesen_US
dc.subject.keywordinter-country differencesen_US
dc.titleThe face of urban poverty: Explaining the prevalence of slums in developing countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn636510395en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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