ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Income-Housing Linkages-A Case Study of Pavement Dwellers in Calcutta

Among the urban poor the concept of shelter has several dimensions. For some it is a vital factor of production in their economic pursuits; while for some others it is merely a barricade for privacy in a highly congested urban environment. There is also another category of urban poor who live and earn their living with no form of shelter whatsoever. This study analyses the factors influencing the decisions of such truely shelterless persons living on the pavements of Calcutta city.

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