Slum Real Estate: The Low-Quality High-Price Puzzle in Nairobi's Slum Rental Market and Its Implications for Theory and Practice

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Gulyani, Sumila
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Talukdar, Debabrata
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2012-03-30T07:34:39Z
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2012-03-30T07:34:39Z
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2008
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World Development
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0305750X
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/5807
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This study of 1,755 households in Nairobi's slums challenges the conventional belief that slums offer low-quality, low-cost shelter to a population that cannot afford better standards. In Nairobi, slums provide low-quality but high-cost shelter. Although slum residents pay millions of dollars in rents annually, and better quality units command higher rents, very little is being re-invested to upgrade quality. To resolve the challenge that the Nairobi puzzle poses for theory and practice, we develop a new analytical framework for understanding quality of living conditions. Improving conditions in Nairobi's slums requires, we argue, two simultaneous interventions: alteration of the tenure mix to enhance owner occupancy and infrastructure investment.
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EN
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
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National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: Infrastructures
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Other Public Investment and Capital Stock H540
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Economic Development: Human Resources
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Human Development
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Income Distribution
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Migration O150
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Economic Development: Regional, Urban, and Rural Analyses
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Transportation O180
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Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics: Regional Migration
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Regional Labor Markets
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Population
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Neighborhood Characteristics R230
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Housing Supply and Markets R310
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Public Facility Location Analysis
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Public Investment and Capital Stock R530
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Slum Real Estate: The Low-Quality High-Price Puzzle in Nairobi's Slum Rental Market and Its Implications for Theory and Practice
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World Development
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Journal Article
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833
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36
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Kenya
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Journal Article
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World Bank
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Academic Peer Review
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2008.02.010
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1916-1937
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