Cost of being a slum dweller in Nairobi: Living under dismal conditions but still paying a housing rent premium

Cost of being a slum dweller in Nairobi: Living under dismal conditions but still paying a... •Slum dwellers face major disparity gaps, 24 percentage points on average, across a myriad of living condition indicators.•For basic services like water and sanitation, the disparity gaps are as high as 40–50 percentage points.•Our analyses shed insights into how such disparity gaps are affected by where households live versus who they are.•Facing major disparity gaps, slum tenants still pay higher rents, by about 16% on average, after adjusting for quality.•While formal rental contracts are rare, slum tenants do pay a rent premium of about 18% on average if they have one. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png World Development Elsevier

Cost of being a slum dweller in Nairobi: Living under dismal conditions but still paying a housing rent premium

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0305-750X
eISSN
1873-5991
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.04.002
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Abstract

•Slum dwellers face major disparity gaps, 24 percentage points on average, across a myriad of living condition indicators.•For basic services like water and sanitation, the disparity gaps are as high as 40–50 percentage points.•Our analyses shed insights into how such disparity gaps are affected by where households live versus who they are.•Facing major disparity gaps, slum tenants still pay higher rents, by about 16% on average, after adjusting for quality.•While formal rental contracts are rare, slum tenants do pay a rent premium of about 18% on average if they have one.

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World DevelopmentElsevier

Published: Sep 1, 2018

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