Understanding Urban Poverty in India
Over the past 20 years, researchers focusing on poverty have acknowledged the need for more comprehensive approaches to poverty, combining the rigor of quantitative methods and reflexivity of qualitative approaches. This book, which offers a portrait of poverty in the city of Mumbai through a wide spectrum of social sciences - from economics to population studies and feminist epistemology - discusses some of the actions that need to be taken to tackle urban poverty. Besides providing insights into the contours of poverty, the book illustrates how to build comprehensive knowledge on poverty and exclusion. It will be of interest to students and scholars concerned with poverty issues and urbanization.
Publication Date: 3/1/2014