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Megacities Resilience and Social Vulnerability

Nanda Kishor, M S (2008) Megacities Resilience and Social Vulnerability. Studies of the University :Research Counsel, Education-Publication Series of UNU-EHS (10). Institute for environment and human society, Pune.

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Abstract

The ability to copewith ill health in India varies significantly between socio-economic groups.Although Indiawas a precursor of primary health care, its public health sector is in a poor condition.This holds especially true for cities expanding at a fast pace, which in most cases exceeds local the governments‘ abilities to adequately provide public health care facilities.The concept of access provides a systematic categorisation of barriers and facilitators for health care utilisation.A framework for the analysis of access to the specific setting of socially polarised mergingmegacities has to consider all these conditions. In this paper an analytical framework providing the methodology for identifying the most vulnerable groups regarding healthwithin emergingmegacities is introduced.Themulti-method study design for testing the theoretic framework is also outlined in this paper. It includes a combination of methods from geography, qualitative and quantitative social research. Besides the research approach preliminary results from expert interviews and a pilot household survey already conducted are also presented.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Departments at MU > Geopolitical and International Relations
Depositing User: Geopolitics eprints MU
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2016 13:28
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 13:28
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146865

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