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Maternal and Infant Health Care Practices in Slums of Amritsar

ByKanwal Preet Gill

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Slums, an unwanted offshoot of modern industrialization and urbanization, are acquiring alarming dimensions with each passing day. The explosive increase in urban population without the requisite economic and social growth is leading to the formation of big and small slums. Etymology The word ‘Slum’ was originally used in the phrase “back slum” meaning a back room and later it meant a “back alley”. The origin of this word is believed to have come from Irish phrase ‘S lom e’ meaning exposed vulnerable place. Other terms which are used interchangeably with “slum” include shanty town, favela, skid row, barrio, ghetto, basti, chawls or tenement. Identification of an area as a slum is solely based on socio-economic criteria, not on racial, ethnic or religious criteria.1 1.2 Definition According to Census of India, slum areas broadly constitute: (i) All specified areas in a town or city notified as ‘slum’ by State/ Local Government / UT administration under any Act including a ‘Slum Act’.

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Publication Date
Jul 9, 2015
Language
English
ISBN
9781329358089
Category
Science & Medicine
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Kanwal Preet Gill

Specifications

Pages
78
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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