By Shahadat Hossain
The research of city poverty has routinely been ruled via financial methods, frequently neglecting the social questions bobbing up from poverty. This booklet seeks to redress the stability and is predicated on either quantitative and qualitative facts gathered from assorted slums in Dhaka urban, Bangladesh. Shahadat Hossain exhibits that the slum groups adventure the top point of poverty and marginality within the urban. they continue to be greatly depending on their households and social networking of their fight to evolve to city lifestyles. This ebook may be necessary for these operating within the parts of city reviews, improvement stories, Asian stories, sociology and social coverage reviews.
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There has been a rise in ‘musclemen’ or thugs who terrorize city dwellers and collect protection money from business centres, bus terminals, construction work sites and slums. In addition, drug addiction, the torture of women and female human trafficking are on the rise in Dhaka City. Alcohol and drugs such as hashish, heroin, Phensidyl and pethidine are now sold at 5,000 different locations around the city (Siddiqui et al. 2000). Many women and children get trapped into human trafficking and prostitution because of their poverty and social vulnerability.
Gugler (1992a) argues that along with socio-economic conditions and gender, age also largely determines prospects of the migrants in the city and hence affects the decision to move or stay. Gugler’s Migration, Poverty and Marginality 39 study reveals that the condition of migrants coming from neglected and impoverished regions are often found to be worst. On the other hand migrants from affluent regions enjoy better opportunities which help them in urban adjustment. And the young population are mostly successful in their adaptation process to the city of Dhaka (Hussain 1996; Hossain 2000a; 2005c).
1993). Dhaka City is noted for a serious lack of outdoor sports and recreational facilities. Although no comparative statistics are available, it is certain that among the world’s metropolises, Dhaka has amongst the lowest per capita numbers of playgrounds, stadiums, parks, woods, swimming pools, public libraries, theatres, art galleries, exhibition halls and museums. The urban environment of Dhaka City is physically and socially lacking because an adequate proportion of its land has not been put aside as ‘open space’.