8    Mapping Urban Poverty forLocal Governance in Delhi

Isa Baud, N. Sridharan and Karin Pfeffer


As was stated in the introductory chapter to this volume, recent discussions of poverty have recognized its multidimensional character. Whereas classic approaches to poverty have focused solely on issues of income and consumption, the newer alternative approaches focus on the multiple sources of deprivation that poor households experience, and which hinder their efforts to obtain higher levels of well-being. These deprivations are linked to ways in which households live and work, the access they do or do not have to collective and/or state-provided resources, and the extent to which poor households can make their needs heard politically ...

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