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It is generally assumed that urban populations are healthier, more literate and more prosperous than rural populations. However, UN-HABITAT’s State of the World’s Cities Report 2006/7 has broken new ground by showing that the urban poor suffer from an urban penalty:

Slum dwellers in developing countries are as badly off if not worse off than their rural relatives.

Other titles in the State of the World's Cities Series:

Globalization and Urban Culture: 2004/2005

Harmonious Cities: 2008/2009

Cities for All: Bridging the Urban Divide: 2010/2011

Prosperity of Cities: 2012/2013

Publication Year
2006
Publisher
UN-Habitat
Number of Pages
108 pages
HS Number
814/06E
ISBN
92-1-131811-4