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From Income to Urban Contest in Global Settings: Chronic Poverty in Bangalore

Solomon Benjamin


Most Indian cities and particularly the metros are usually characterized by vibrant and complex economies. What does being poor and chronically poor mean within these settings? The MDGs state the need to halve the world's poor. Can one go beyond what is useful rhetoric to spur action and define agendas? How the other half exists may be closely connected to the half that moves up. Does how the half that loses out reflect claims lost to an assertive elite in increasingly divided cities?

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CPRC India Working Paper


poverty dynamics policy India social relations conflict urban areas life history


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