The physical, demographic and socio-economic characteristics of Sinia: A squatter settlement in Ndola
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Much research work has been done on various residences of low income groups. In industrialised and more densely populated countries much of the york has mainly been conducted in slums. In less developed and generally less densely populated countries, the concentration of people in Urban areas and the short fall in housing units to meet these numbers has led to the springing up of squatter settlements in various parts of the cities of these countries. Research surveys conducted in these settlements have mainly been for the purpose of development programmes. This survey, mere geographical than sociological in approach is intended as an introduction to Sinie, one on uhich much more intensive surveys may be based. Any Scholar interested in squatter settlements in Zambia will notice the big disparity in the availability of literature on squatter settlements in Lusaka and those of elsewhere in the country. Not leas than 60 percent of the research surveys conducted on squattar settlements in Zambia are on settlements in Lusaka. This study is ment to add on to the little that exists on squatter settlements on the Copperbelt. It probably is the first such study on Sinia. Because of limitations of space it has been necessitated that a lot of data be discarded and only the very most fundamental aspects of the settlement be tackled.
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