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Poverty is defined as the deprivation with reference to socially accepted norms Historically poverty has been a rural phenomenon In the past cities for the most part housed societys elite whereas the poor were secluded to the rural areas The industrial revolution saw a shift in this trend People began to migrate to the great cities of the world in large numbers Poverty that was once considered a rural phenomenon increasingly became an urban reality Recent estimates reveal that by 2015 the poorest cities will house three-quarters of the world population The poorest cities of the world lie in the developing world in third world countries African and Asian cities will continue to grow in population faster than the rest of the world and as a result house more of the worlds poor These cities lack sufficient housing piped water sewage public transportation schools police protection health care facilities and other necessary amenities of urban life Poverty though is by no means exclusively a problem facing the third world Inner cities in several of the worlds developed nations such as the United States of America and Great Britain face poverty and poverty related problems It is worth noting though that people living in these conditions handle poverty in a markedly different manner In this paper I will attempt to compare the poverty faced by people living in third world cities with the poverty faced by people in cities of the developed world More specifically I will compare poverty faced by people living in the Indian city of Bombay with that of people living in the poor parts of New York City The reason I have picked these two cities in particular is because of their similarities in size and population Before I start to compare the two cities it is very important to get a hand on how these cities came about form a historical and social perspective for that in a sense defines the
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