Sunday, November 05, 2006

Planet of Slums: Urban Involution and the Informal Proletariat

The world's highest percentages of slum dwellers are in Ethiopia (an astonishing 99.4 per cent of the urban population), Chad (also 99.4 per cent), Afghanistan (98.5 per cent) and Nepal (92 percent). The poorest urban populations however are probably in Maputo and Kinshasa where (according to other sources) two- thirds of residents earn less than the cost of their minimum required daily nutrition.

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