FOSS4G-Asia 2023 Seoul

Understanding Livelihood Assets: Opportunities or Constraints in Accessing Livelihood for Urban Poor.
11-30, 16:00–16:20 (Asia/Seoul), Seoul Archive

The insecure environment in which slum households reside exposes them to many vulnerabilities as they struggle to protect their livelihood. Vulnerability is a dynamic and context-specific phenomenon. "livelihood" refers to a means of gaining a living, livelihood capabilities and tangible and intangible livelihood assets. People are less vulnerable if they possess more livelihood assets. Although, the relationship between people's livelihood assets and vulnerability remains largely untested. The sustainable Livelihood Framework overlooks the interactions and transformations between different livelihood assets. The paper aims to identify the underutilize dimensions and indicators to analyze the livelihood vulnerability in the urban poor context. The paper identifies 11 dimensions with 99 indicators through the literature review. The expert's opinion and the empirical study will help finalize the indicators list. An integration of livelihood capital can help develop a framework for assessing the vulnerability of urban livelihoods.

I am a PhD candidate at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. Also working as an Assistant Professor in Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra Ranchi. my current work is based on sustainable livelihood in the urban poor context. My research interest are in Land use planning, Women Empowerment, Gender Inclusivity, Urban and Regional Planning, Housing.