The under-estimation and misrepresentation of urban poverty

Source : Environment and Urbanization, Volume : 7 Number : 1 Page : 3 — 10


IT IS CLEAR that the scale of urban poverty
is greatly under-estimated,its nature mis-understood
or,for political reasons,misrep-resented
and the best means for reducing it
rarely acted on.It is also clear that a consid-eration
of “urban”poverty in isolation misses
structural causes of both urban and rural
poverty and misses the connections between
the two.