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Evidence Report 17

Unemployment, Service Provision and Violence Reduction Policies in Urban Maharashtra

Published on 1 August 2013

Over 40 per cent of Maharashtra’s population live in urban slums, characterised by the acute inequalities of inadequate housing, poor service provision, lack of access to health and sanitation, overcrowded spaces, and limited employment opportunities.

With urbanisation poised to increase dramatically over the next decades in India, it is urgent to remedy the current situation lest the social ills associated with unbalanced urbanisation grow worse.

This report analyses the relationship between violence and economic vulnerability among urban populations in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It argues that the interconnection of crime, violence and vulnerability has to be explicitly recognised for both development and security policies to succeed. Efforts to improve the security of vulnerable urban populations must include physical insecurity at the margin by focusing on social, economic or legal insecurity.

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Tranchant, J.P. (2013) 'Unemployment, Service Provision and Violence Reduction Policies in Urban Maharashtra', IDS Evidence Report 17, Brighton: IDS

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Jean-Pierre Tranchant

Research Fellow

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published by
IDS
authors
Tranchant, Jean-Pierre
journal
IDS Evidence Report, issue 17
language
English

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Programmes and centres
Addressing and mitigating violence
Region
India

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