URBAN POVERTY, HOUSEHOLD INCOME, AND LOCATION OF SLUMS: IS THERE ANY LINKAGE? A STUDY OF URBAN SLUMS IN KARACHI
The process of rapid urbanization is more observable in developing countries where few cities are expending with an alarming rate and resulting in the increasing number of slums. One important reason behind this process is rural to urban migration, rural poor are relatively more active in this process and the major justification behind this phenomenon is higher expected income in urban settlements. The present study was initiated to explore the relationship between different key variables in order to explain linkages between average household incomes, household density and location of the slum. Key findings of this study are the identification of positive and statistically reliable relationship between household density and household income of the inhabitants of forty slums of Karachi. There is no empirical evidence to prove any association between location of slum and average income of the household. The importance of this research is that it is the first attempt to explore this complex issue for one of the growing urban giant, Karachi.
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