characteristics of Slums…

characteristics  of slums

characteristics of slums

The characteristics associated with slums vary from place to place. Slums are usually characterized by urban decay, high rates of poverty, and unemployment. They are commonly seen as “breeding grounds” for social problems such as crime, drug addiction, alcoholism, high incidence of mental illness, and suicide. In many poor countries they exhibit high incidence of disease due to unsanitary conditions, malnutrition, and lack of basic health care. A UN Expert Group has created an operational definition of a slum as an area that combines to various extents the following characteristics: inadequate access to safe water; inadequate access to sanitation and other infrastructure; poor structural quality of housing; overcrowding; and insecure residential status. To these one might add the low socioeconomic status of its residents.


16 Responses to “characteristics of Slums…”

  1. i want to have some info from your website

  2. i want to know more about it. this is insufficient

  3. I really love your writing and also the web page to sum up! Would be awesome to learn wherever I’ll get that. Be sure to continue the good work. Us all require more such web owners just like you web also a lot less spammers. Wonderful man!

  4. help help help

  5. please also identify some tip on how to manage a slum areas.

  6. Please i well like to have the “analysis of slum” in a project form.please i need it urgently.thanks

  7. Mrinmoy Maji Says:

    copy from wikipedia

  8. what is the relationship between slums and literacy level.

  9. i want more adveture and disadventure of slum

  10. BAKARE O.K. Says:

    need to know more on slum areas and dweller and also how to carry out an urban renewal process. Love the publication.

  11. give more about slum picture

  12. Thank u for doing this work but how can we manage this condition especialy for low income resident.

  13. this is not sufficient

  14. TONY N. GABRIEL Says:

    From the above explanation of slum, does it mean that slum is the same with ”Blight”

  15. christine ochumbo Says:


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