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Title: Development of gender sensitive vulnerability index for urban Indian slums
Authors: Nayak, Sanatan
Singh, Surendra
Keywords: Gender;Indicator approach;Livelihood vulnerability;Notified and non-notified slums
Issue Date: Jul-2020
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.20: A61K 36/00
Abstract: By using large-scale secondary data collected from 69th round of NSSO, the present study has developed a gender sensitive vulnerability index for the population living in urban slums. A total 21 rational indicators are chosen which cover socio-economic status, demographic settlements, access to basic amenities and access to government health facilities. The study finding reveals that female- headed households have least access to basic amenities and living under extreme poverty and health sensitive settlements. The results also highlight that female-headed households are highly vulnerable in the economic backward states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam and Madhya Pradesh. Hence, it is recommended that resources including health infrastructure, slum up-gradation should be mobilized by addressing demographical settlements of slums.
Page(s): 592-597
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.19(3) [July 2020]

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