Income Inequality in Megacities

Caitlyn Grayston
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A-Level Geography (A Level Bridging The Development Gap) Note on Income Inequality in Megacities, created by Caitlyn Grayston on 05/30/2017.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh has a population of 21 million and one of the highest population densities in the world. (20,000 people per km squared)Push Factors: Population pressure Poor infrastructure Inadequate job offers Bad educational chances Poor healthcare Pull Factors: Better standard of living Better healthcare Higher wages More jobs Quality of education What problems do megacities face?Environment - environmental health issues linked to availability of good quality land, shelter and services e.g. clean water and sanitation. Toxic/hazardous waste, water and air pollution, industrial accidentsHousing - lack of, increase in temporary settlements on marsh/polluted land near transport routesDeprivation - limited access to employment on informal economy, inadequate overcrowded housing, violent and unhealthy environments, little or no social protection, limited access to health and education, limited access to facilities

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