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MARGINAL SETTLEMENTS

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French Equivalent: Habitations marginales

Definition:
Marginal settlements are housing units that, lacking basic amenities, are not considered fit for human habitation.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Cross References:
Informal settlements

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, November 14, 2001