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Assessment of New Urban Poverty of Vulnerable Urban Dwellers in the Context of Sub-Urbanization in Bangladesh


  • Sajedul Islam Khan

    (Department of Sociology, Bangladesh University, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

  • Md Nazirul Islam Sarker*

    (School of Public Administration, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, People?s Republic of China)

  • Nazmul Huda

    (Department of Humanities, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh)

  • A. B. M. Nurullah

    (Department of Sociology, National Institute of Textile Engineering and Research (NITER), Dhaka, Bangladesh)

  • Md Rafiuz Zaman

    (Department of Humanities, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) Dhaka, Bangladesh)


The main purpose of this study is to examine how sub-urbanization creates poverty in the suburban areas of Bangladesh. The study focuses on the new urban poverty of the adjacent area of Dhaka where sub-urbanization is taking place. Data have been collected from the inhabitants of Savar municipality under Dhaka district in Bangladesh through semi-structured interview schedule. The paper reveals that the poor men face more extreme poverty and vulnerability than women in terms of their economic, cultural and social conditions. The study also explores that suburban poverty is mostly affected by the masculinization of poverty instead of the feminization of poverty. It contributes to understanding and analysis of the phenomenon of rapid urbanization in the developing country like Bangladesh and its social consequences as the formation of frequent suburban mess hall like slums and new forms of urban poverty. Finally, the suburban poor are largely dependent on their household, income, employment, medical facilities, and social networking. The paper also indicates that significant portions of the suburban dwellers are lived mostly in informal house and are living below the poverty lines.

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  • Sajedul Islam Khan & Md Nazirul Islam Sarker* & Nazmul Huda & A. B. M. Nurullah & Md Rafiuz Zaman, 2018. "Assessment of New Urban Poverty of Vulnerable Urban Dwellers in the Context of Sub-Urbanization in Bangladesh," The Journal of Social Sciences Research, Academic Research Publishing Group, vol. 4(10), pages 184-193, 10-2018.
  • Handle: RePEc:arp:tjssrr:2018:p:184-193

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    1. Atta Khan & Abdul Saboor & Ikram Ali & Wasim Malik & Khalid Mahmood, 2016. "Urbanization of multidimensional poverty: empirical evidences from Pakistan," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 50(1), pages 439-469, January.
    2. Mahendra Reddy, 2007. "Modelling Poverty Dimensions of Urban Informal Sector Operators in a Developing Economy," The European Journal of Development Research, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 19(3), pages 459-479.
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