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Dhaka's Changing LandscapeProspects for Economic Development, Social Change, and Shared Prosperity$
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Rita Afsar and Mahabub Hossain

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190121112

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190121112.001.0001

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Impact of Urbanization on Health and Education

Impact of Urbanization on Health and Education

Progress and Inter-generational Prospects for Shared Prosperity

(p.206) 7 Impact of Urbanization on Health and Education
Dhaka's Changing Landscape

Rita Afsar

Mahabub Hossain

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the qualitative changes in the lives of the city dwellers, particularly the poorer ones, regarding the scope for them to benefit from the city’s growing prosperity like their non-poor counterparts. It does so by examining the state of health and education of all. It estimates morbidity rates and highlights disease patterns to assess changes and identify the affected groups. To assess quality of health, it analyses their treatment-seeking behaviour, immunization of children, and whether the determinants of good health are changing over time. It examines changes in enrolment rates of children, adolescents and youth group, and gender parity at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Whether the quality of human capital has improved over time is also assessed by analysing the trends in adult literacy, educational attainment, and per capita expenditure in health and education in order to attain the main outcomes—equity and social inclusion.

Keywords:   morbidity, fever, ARI, chronic diseases, rich–poor boundary, modern allopathic treatment, human capital development, adult literacy, enrolment rates, immunization, gender parity

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