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How Does Covid-19 Aggravate the Multidimensional Vulnerability of Slums in India?

13 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2020 Publication Status: Under Review

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Somenath Ghosh

Visva-Bharati University

Pallabi Seth

Fondazione L’albero Della Vita

Harsha Tiwary

Amity University

Abstract

The abrupt-hit of Covid-19 pandemic has not only wrecked terrible damage in India’s public health but also plunged the country into a deep socio-economic crisis. The prevalence of pandemic in cities has unquestionably augmented chronic distress among the urban poor living in a slum. Thus the paper strives to examine the contributing physical, social and economic factors that multiply the vulnerability of the slum dwellers due to Covid-19. And it also critically analyses the measures designed by the State to enable the slum dwellers in coping against Covid-19.

Suggested Citation

Ghosh, Somenath and Seth, Pallabi and Tiwary, Harsha, How Does Covid-19 Aggravate the Multidimensional Vulnerability of Slums in India?. SSHO-D-20-00588, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3651307 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3651307

Somenath Ghosh (Contact Author)

Visva-Bharati University ( email )

Dept of Social Work
Sriniketan
Santiniketan 731235, West Bengal 731236
India

Pallabi Seth

Fondazione L’albero Della Vita ( email )

Harsha Tiwary

Amity University ( email )

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