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Antipoverty Programs, Urban

Urban poverty is a complex phenomenon, commonly caused by the migration of individuals and/or families to cities from economically depressed regions of a country or neighboring country. It is estimated that cities in the developing world gain an average of 5 million residents every month, with a large percentage poor. Reducing urban poverty is considered a top priority for global security, global health, and sustaining a clean environment. The urban poor do not have a regular flow of monetary resources to meet their basic needs and live a marginalized existence in unsanitary environments. These circumstances also lead the urban poor to experience deprivation and a denial of choices and opportunities in education, health care, housing, and development of political capital. They are more susceptible to ...

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