Abstract: Though urbanisation is an indicator of development, but it is also bitter fact that poverty is growing faster in urban areas than in rural areas. Around the world, approximately one billion people live in urban slums, which are typically overcrowded, polluted and lack basic services. The situation is worst in developing countries like India. The slums of Nabadwip town portray a pathetic picture of life in slums. Social problems, disparities, well being and quality of life are the new domains of geographic study in this post-modern era. Quality of life studies form part of human geography, radical geography, and welfare geography and of philosophical geography. The quality of life studies are becoming more relevant for inclusive development of society and country. This paper is an attempt to determine the quality of life statistically in slums of Nabadwip town. In general, Quality of Life (QOL) reflects the hopes and expectations of a person. Population and spaces both are important variables in the urban development of any region. The study is made to highlight the upgrading situation of slum dwellers rather than social problems of the slums in the Nabadwip town of the district of Nadia. The approach for the measurement of the QOL is derived by composite index and standard deviation etc.
Keywords: urbanisation, slum, Quality of life, composite index, standard deviation. Title: Quality of Life in Slums of Nabadwip Town: A Comparative Study Author: Surajit Das ISSN 2349-7831 International Journal of Recent Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (IJRRSSH) Paper Publications
Abstract: The menace of corruption in Nigeria is very pervasive with global implications. So pervasive is corruption in Nigeria that almost every aspect of National life is affected one way or the other (Matthew et al 2013). According to Woodward 2015, psychosocial approach looks at individuals in the context of the combined influence that psychological factors and the surrounding social environment have on their physical and mental wellness and their ability to function. This approach is used in broad range of helping professions in health and social care settings as well as by medical and social science researchers. It is however difficult to provide the exact date that corruption became a subject of national discourse in Nigeria (Matthew et al 2013). The age of corruption in Nigeria however, has affected the socio-psychology of the citizenry as there have been little or no effective measures put in place to curb the menace of corruption. It is also undisputedly true that corruption in the Nigerian society has eaten deep into the law enforcement agencies, political parties, political leaders, judicial system, government and private ministries and parastatals, law makers, etc., and above all, the psycho-social standing of the citizenry is greatly affected. Thus, curbing corruption in Nigeria may seem too daunting to dare but before proffering critical remedies/strategies/recommendations that will help tremendously in curbing corruption in Nigeria, a closer look at some two major factors that have been grossly infected by corruption will be considered. These two factors are carefully selected because the multiplier effects of corruption we see today in Nigeria find their roots in these two factors which are political corruption and judicial corruption. If corruption in these two institutions mentioned is curbed, then corruption in other aspects of life would have been greatly diminished and the slogan “change begins with me” would become more productive in the reduction of corruption as well as conscience upliftment and Nigeria would be in her way forward to a corrupt-free nation.
Keywords:corruption. Title: TOWARDS CURBING CORRUPTION IN NIGERIAN SOCIETY Author: NWUZOR, E. EZIAKU, ANYAOGU, BONIFACE E International Journal of Recent Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (IJRRSSH), ISSN 2349-7831, Paper Publications
URBAN FUNCTIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL STRUCTURE IN NORTH 24 PARGANAS DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL
Abstract: Function and occupation of towns are the crucial factor for urbanization and development .The paper analyzes functional classification of towns and occupational structure of towns in North 24 parganas district, by using Ashok Mitra functional classification method and occupational classification by census report 2011, on the basis of census data in 1971, 1991 and 2011. According to census data in 1971 and 1991 there are nine fold functional classifications and in 2011 only four fold occupational structures have been analyzed. Occupational structure also influences the socioeconomic development of any area.
Keywords: Urban function, urban occupation, urbanization, urban development. Title: URBAN FUNCTIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL STRUCTURE IN NORTH 24 PARGANAS DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL Author: Chandan Sarkar International Journal of Recent Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (IJRRSSH) ISSN 2349-7831 Paper Publications
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