Public Goods and Private Consumption: A Comparison of Well-Being and Non-Slum Urban Areas of India

S. Chandrasekhar & Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay

In line with conventional wisdom, we find that the incidence of poverty is higher in slums than in non-slum urban areas. However, the correlation between access to public goods like water and sanitation and poverty breaks down in the notified and non-notified slums. We also do not find systematic differences between households residing in notified slums and non-slum urban areas at the bottom end. 

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