This paper uses detailed survey data on the quality of social services available to Delhi slum-dwellers to highlight the governance constraints currently faced by low-income households in a large Indian city and to provide evidence on some of the contributing factors. We find significant evidence of low-quality public good provision and relatively similar (and coherent) preferences at the slum level.
Abhijit Banerjee; Anjali Bharadwaj; Pande, R.; Walton, M. Delhi&#8217;s Slum-Dwellers: Deprivation, Preferences and Political Engagement among the Urban Poor. (2012) 44 pp.
Delhi’s Slum-Dwellers: Deprivation, Preferences and Political Engagement among the Urban Poor