Dhaka's Changing Landscape - 
      Rita Afsar
    
      Mahabub Hossain

Dhaka's Changing Landscape

Prospects for Economic Development, Social Change, and Shared Prosperity

; Mahabub Hossain

The book is about residents of Dhaka: migrant and non-migrant, poor and non-poor, men and women, young and old. It is about how they have experienced the city's rapid transition for the two decades between 1991 and 2010 in terms of quality of life and livelihoods, and their prospects for a shared future. Les mer
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The book is about residents of Dhaka: migrant and non-migrant, poor and non-poor, men and women, young and old. It is about how they have experienced the city's rapid transition for the two decades between 1991 and 2010 in terms of quality of life and livelihoods, and their prospects for a shared future. It is not so common to come across urban studies based on longitudinal data largely due to the high mobility of urban households. Over the 20-year period, the city's
population more than doubled and reached double digit figures at 15 million. At the same time, its contribution to the national economy almost trebled from 13 per cent to 36 per cent. An unmistakable trend of economic growth is evidenced along with the rapid decline of urban poverty and a downward
trend in inequality in the country during the same reference period. At the other end of the spectrum are the environmental challenges in the context of high density and Dhaka's worst livability ranking. The book answers some of the doubts generated by these contradictory signals of rapid urbanization: is the poorer segment of urban population that migrates with dreams for better lives and livelihoods benefitting from positive economic trends? Are these benefits sustainable in the long run?
Have these benefits brought qualitative changes creating scope for this group to have a stake in the city's growing prosperity like their non-poor counterparts?
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Forlag: OUP India
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Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9780190121112
Format: 23 x 15 cm
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VURDERING
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Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abreviations
List of Tables, figures, and boxes
Glossary

1. Dhaka's Changing Landscape: Prospects for Economic Development, Social Change, and Shared Prosperity
2. Rapid Urbanization and Population Changes in Dhaka City: The Demographic Dividend
3. Migration and Rural-Urban Connectivity: The Need for Reconstructing New Theoretical Approaches
4. Migration and Occupational Changes: Dreams and Relaities of Better Livelihoods
5. Dynamics of Livelihoods, Income, and Proverty: The Scope for Shared Prosperity
6. Quality of Life: Shared Modes of Basic Services and the Sustainable Development Goals
7. Impact of Urbanization on Health and Education: Progress and Inter-generational Prospects for Shared Prosperity
8. Migration, Modernization, and Social Change: An Enquiry into Migrants' Attitudinal Changes
9. Better Lives, Better Incomes but Slip Prospects for Shared Prosperity

Bibliography
Appendices
Index
About the Authors
Rita Afsar is Research Fellow (Hon), Faculty of Arts, School of Social Sciences, University of Western Australia.
Mahabub Hossain was Advisor to Executive Director, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), Dhaka, and distinguished professor and chair, Department of Economics and Social Sciences, BRAC University

Mahabub Hossain was Advisor to Executive Director, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), Dhaka, Bangladesh, and chairperson of BRAC University's Department of Economics and Social Sciences.