Women's Migration, Urban Poverty and Child Health in Rajasthan

Published By: Migrating out of poverty on eSS | Published Date: May, 01 , 2008

The paper is concerned with the high levels of infant and child illness and death amongst poor urban slum communities in Rajasthan, a state with one of the highest infant mortality rates in India. Urban poverty is significant in Rajasthan with a fifth of the urban population living below the poverty line and in slums. Increasing numbers of poor migrants in search of employment contribute to the rising levels of urban poverty in cities such as Jaipur, where the present study is based. [Migration DRC working paper T-26].

Author(s): Maya Unnithan Kumar, K MCNAY, A CASTALDO | Posted on: Jan 15, 2014 | Views(660) | Download (819)

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