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

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Spatial Reproduction of Urban Poverty in Global City

Gender, Informality and Mobility in Bengaluru

The study explores the impact of displacement and resettlement on slum dwellers evicted from two slums in Bengaluru to facilitate the construction of the metro rail in the city. The study documents the changes that have occurred in the socio-economic profile, livelihood status, and mobility of the slum dwellers, especially women, after the implementation of the rehabilitation package by Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation. Findings from this study clearly show that relocation to new areas has seriously affected the occupational and economic mobility, particularly of uneducated and elderly women. As a result, women’s contribution to the family’s income has drastically reduced, thereby exacerbating spatial reproduction of urban poverty.

The authors thank the anonymous referee for providing insightful and invaluable suggestions on the earlier version of the paper. They would like to thank the publisher, Springer, Singapore, for granting permission to allow some parts of a chapter in the book entitled Entrepreneurial Urbanism in India (2017) to be used in this article. They would also like to thank Shiva Kumar Nayaka for assisting in the preparation of the Bengaluru Map.

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Updated On : 22nd Jan, 2018
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