Although there are a large number of books available on various aspects of slums in India, but a book covering socio-economic and demographic characteristics of slums in Shillong city with statistical analysis has not yet been attempted. The book portrays a broad socio-economic profile of slum dwellers of Shillong along with analysis of health and living conditions. Consisting of six chapters, the book starts with the demographic profile of the state of Meghalaya where the growth of population, sex ratio, density of population, dependency ratio, literacy and urbanization have been discussed. The subsequent chapters deals with the living arrangement, socio-economic characteristics of slum households, delivery practices, fertility and family planning acceptance, utilization of maternal health services, awareness of HIV/AIDS and other important aspects of the slum residents. To assess the degree of association between the risk factors and response variables, odds ratio were computed by using binary and multinomial logistic regression models. The book will be of interest for social scientist, scholars of demography and policy makers who deal with urban planning.