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Basic Needs and the Urban Poor

The Provision of Communal Services, 1st Edition

Edited by P. J. Richards, A. M. Thomson


282 pages

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Originally published in 1984. The diverse problems suffered by the urban poor in Asia and the means by which their welfare levels can be raised are investigated comprehensively in this study. All chapters, written by specialists, deal with a particular subject but the general theme remains that the factors causing urban poverty and low income levels are interconnected and transmitted from one generation to another.

It is intended that this study will lead to discussion of the problems involved in providing services for the urban poor and result in the increased responsiveness of urban management. This title will be of interest to students of urban and development studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction P. J. Richards 2. Urban Poverty and Basic Needs: The Role of the Public Sector A. M Thomson 3. Urban Low-Income Housing in South-East Asia S. Yeh 4. Building Codes and Regulations in Low Income Settlements D. B. Cook 5. Health Care and the Urban Poor G. J. Ebrahim 6. Water Supply Issues J. Kirke and J. Arthur 7. Human Waste Disposal in Urban Areas J. Pickford 8. Schooling for the Children of the Urban Poor S. Chitnis and C. Suvannathat 9. Improving the Mobility of the Urban Poor G. Roth 10. Conclusions P. J. Richards; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Urban Studies

Reissuing works originally published between 1968 and 1997, this 24 volume set offers a selection of scholarship on urban studies. Topics include urban policy, urban economics, and identity and poverty in urban communities. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology and urban studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes