Slum tourism as a remedial measure for pro-suicide behavior of youth generation in USA

Johra Fatima, Sayeda Jesmin Ara

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This study aims to provide valuable insights for future slum tourism market segmentation by targeting the young depressed adults in United States. Doctors suggest that long time deprivation, loss of love, death of beloved one, parent negligence and other reasons of depression influence young people to commit suicide at an earlier stage of their life. Suicide is one of the major causes for developed world’s young death and surprisingly bugger cause than cancer or other fatal deceases for this aged group people and especially for young male adults. While this group cannot find any reason to live longer in this beautiful world, people in other parts of the same planet are struggling for food, shelter or for basic needs by living in slums of the cities developing nations. Although humanitarians are working hard for both of these groups to stop suicide focusing on mental health and to eliminate poverty but none of them have focused earlier thinking of the remedy measures for each other by linking them together. Since suicide rate reduction and poverty eliminations are two different areas of study in formal higher education system as well as research streams, not much link has been found in previous research studies to kill these two tigers with the same bullet. While traveling to slums as slum tourists, pro-suicide adults may find motivation and love for life to see the struggles of slum people in their daily lives, slum residents can also get direct monetary benefit from slum tourists to remove poverty.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the The 2015 ICBTS International Academic Research Conference
Place of PublicationUSA
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 2015 International Academic Research Conference - Harvard Medical School , United States
Duration: 9 Jun 201513 Jun 2015


ConferenceThe 2015 International Academic Research Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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