International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Social Work | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023

Resilience and Quality of Life of Youth in Slums

P J Nanditha | Dr. K. Sathyamurthi

Abstract: Youth in slums can be considered as underprivileged population who are exposed to various vulnerabilities. Chennai, a metropolitan city in India and the capital of the south eastern state Tamil Nadu, has a high number of youth residing in slums. It is essential to understand the challenges and problems faced by the youth and their resilience to face these challenges. The quality of life of the youth also has a major role to play in their physical and mental wellbeing. The study looks into the resilience and quality of life of youth, aged 15 - 29 years residing in slums of Chennai. The study follows a mixed method approach and data was collected quantitatively from 50 respondents and qualitatively from six respondents. The results of the study shows the need for skill development training and sufficient support from sources for motivating and encouraging the youth. Youth being the future of tomorrow, it is highly significant to focus on their resilience and quality of life.

Keywords: Resilience, quality of life, youth, slums

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,

Pages: 878 - 882

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