POVERTY, YOUTH AND POLITICS; A THREE DIMENSIONAL VIEW OF YOUTH IN SLUM AREAS OF SOLAPUR CITY

Journal Title: Social Affairs - Year 2015, Vol 1, Issue 3

Abstract

The present study is an empirical study conducted in selected slum areas of Solapur city in the Maharashtra State of India. The study was conducted to fnd out the relationship between poverty, politics and youth development, and has employed the participatory observation method. The aim of the study was to fnd out the problems and consequences of poverty in slum areas with reference to youth. In this regard, the study had made an attempt to examine the political involvement of youths in slum areasto determine the degree to which politics and politicians influence the dynamics of youth poverty in slums,andalso to suggest possible solutions for the problem of slum youth poverty being manipulated by politicians to serve socially costly ends. Towards this end, three hypotheses were tested using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) which are as follows:1) There is no relationship between poverty and youth development2) Youth and politics are correlated with each other3) Slum youth are misguided by politicians. The fndings of the study reveal that youth from slums are misled by politicians in slum areas and that youth are largely unaware of the results of their deeds and get knowingly or unknowingly involved in socially harmful activities. Further, youth who are poverty stricken are used in the name of religion and caste for propaganda purposes to serve the vested interests of politicians. This research paper will discuss in detail the various dimensions of pauperism amongst slum youth, most of who live on less than a dollar a day.

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Mahesh Chougule

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Mahesh Chougule (2015). POVERTY, YOUTH AND POLITICS; A THREE DIMENSIONAL VIEW OF YOUTH IN SLUM AREAS OF SOLAPUR CITY. Social Affairs, 1(3), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-31414