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Multiple shocks and slum household economies in South India

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This research uses a fresh perspective to trace the impact of multiple economic, financial and environmental shocks on slum-dwellers in the South Indian city of Chennai from November 2008 to May 2009. It examines the effects of a concatenation of events scaled from the global to the local, consisting of economic shocks (speculation in financial, fuel and food markets) and extremes of rainfall and temperature, on a cross-section of the urban poor (differentiated by age and gender), taking in h...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Oriental Studies
Role:
Author
Journal:
ECONOMY AND SOCIETY
Volume:
42
Issue:
3
Pages:
398-429
Publication date:
2013-08-01
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EISSN:
1469-5766
ISSN:
0308-5147
URN:
uuid:f74cf377-bb02-4226-bdfc-d8dc4c62a924
Source identifiers:
375155
Local pid:
pubs:375155

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