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Infrastructure Provision, Gender, and Poverty in Indian Slums

Parikh, P; Fu, K; George, G; Parikh, H; McRobie, A; (2015) Infrastructure Provision, Gender, and Poverty in Indian Slums. World Development , 66 468 - 486. 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.09.014. Green open access

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Abstract

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.

Type: Article
Title: Infrastructure Provision, Gender, and Poverty in Indian Slums
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.09.014
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.09.014
Additional information: Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords: India; slums; infrastructure; gender; poverty; health.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1462936
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