ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
VOLUME : 2, ISSUE : 2, April-June, 2014 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
 
PROBLEMS FACED BY WOMEN IN SLUMS: A STUDY OF WOMEN IN SLUMS OF CHANDIGARH (U.T.)
Rinku Kalia & Dr. Ranjay Vardhan
 
ABSTRACT
Urbanization is not a gender neutral phenomenon. The gender dimension of urban society involves and affects hundreds of millions of women in many ways. For women, the phenomena of urbanization and the growth of city slums have unique causes and unique consequences. Yet, these issues have been largely unaddressed by academics and advocates alike, and there is limited data on women and urbanization The present study was an effort to know the kind of challenges and problems faced by slum women while residing in the slums of Chandigarh. The study is based on primary data which was collected through interview schedule from 300 respondents selecting 75 respondents each from two authorized slums and two unauthorized slums for comparative analysis in Chandigarh. The findings of the study revealed that women in slums, (both authorized slums and unauthorized slums), suffer a lot of physical, social, economic problems in their lives but still they are trying their best to overcome them and meeting various needs of their families.
 
KEYWORD
Domestic violence, Education, Income, Women in slums.
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