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Research in Bangladesh reveals the limitations of actor-oriented frameworks for understanding urban poverty that assess household livelihoods on thebasis of a householdâ€™s portfolio of assets or capitals. The narrow focus of these frameworks on households and their depoliticized deï¬�nition of social capital overlook the political roots of urban poverty. The informal systems of governance that dominate resource distribution within low-income settlements ensure that the social resources necessary for long-term household improvement are conï¬�ned to a small elite. Only through extending our analysis beyond the household level, to explore their position within this local political economy of employment and enterprise, can we recognize the limitations placed on household efforts to improve their livelihoods.
|Journal||Development and Change|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- urban poverty; employment; Dhaka; Bangladesh
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- Global Development Institute
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