Multiple Dimension of Urban Well-Being: Evidence from India

Published By: PC on eSS | Published Date: March, 16 , 2008

This paper addresses differences in outcomes across households residing in slums and non-slum urban areas of India. Using a nationally representative household data set, they undertake a robust multidimensional evaluation of intracity differences in well-being. They first established that if utility is defined as access to public goods such as water and sanitation, then residents in non-slum urban areas are unambiguously better off than slum dwellers. This finding implies that there is justification for slums garnering a sizable portion of the allocation of water and sanitation programs. [Working Paper No. 11] URL: []

Author(s): S. Chandrasekhar, Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay | Posted on: Mar 16, 2011 | Views(881) | Download (173)

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