Improving the health and welfare of people who live in slums

@article{Lilford2017ImprovingTH,
  title={Improving the health and welfare of people who live in slums},
  author={Richard J. Lilford and Oyinlola Oyebode and David Satterthwaite and G. J. Melendez-Torres and Yen-Fu Chen and Blessing Mberu and Samuel I Watson and Jo Sartori and Robert Ndugwa and Waleska Teixeira Caiaffa and Tilahun Nigatu Haregu and Anthony Guy Capon and Ruhi Saith and Alex Ezeh},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2017},
  volume={389},
  pages={559-570}
}
In the first paper in this Series we assessed theoretical and empirical evidence and concluded that the health of people living in slums is a function not only of poverty but of intimately shared physical and social environments. In this paper we extend the theory of so-called neighbourhood effects. Slums offer high returns on investment because beneficial effects are shared across many people in densely populated neighbourhoods. Neighbourhood effects also help explain how and why the benefits… Expand
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