Scholars have argued that the development of slums is a byproduct of economic inequality, failed city planning, and racial inferiority.
Why do poor countries have slums?
There are two main reasons why slums develop: population growth and governance. Countries around the world are urbanising rapidly as more people migrate from rural areas to the cities and natural population growth continues to occur. Today, more than half the world’s population resides in urban areas.
What percentage of Filipinos live in slums?
Population living in slums (% of urban population) in Philippines was reported at 42.9 % in 2018, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources.