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One illness away : why people become poor and how they escape poverty

Author: Anirudh Krishna
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Why does poverty persist? A critical, but so far ignored, part of the answer lies in the fact that poverty is regularly created. Large numbers of people are escaping poverty, but large numbers are concurrently falling into chronic poverty. This book presents the first large-scale examination of the reasons why people fall into poverty and how they escape it in diverse contexts.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Krishna, Anirudh.
One Illness Away : Why People Become Poor and How They Escape Poverty.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anirudh Krishna
ISBN: 9780191612978 0191612979 9780199584512 0199584516 9780191808630 0191808636
OCLC Number: 756484823
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 229 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; 1. Refilling the Pool of Poverty; 2. Poverty Flows; 3. The Rising-Falling Tide; 4. Reasons for Descent: The Health Poverty Trap; 5. Reasons for Escape: Diversification and Agriculture; 6. Connecting Capability with Opportunity: Investing in Information; 7. A Two-pronged Strategy: Protection and Opportunity; Appendix. Measuring Poverty: Testing Stages-of-Progress; Notes; References; Index.
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This book presents the first large-scale examination of the reasons why people fall into poverty and how they escape it in diverse contexts. It draws on personal interviews with 35,000 households in  Read more...

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[The book] incorporates ideas from both political theory and economics, but is much more engaged and practical than abstract approaches to conceptions of poverty or fiddling with numbers and metrics. Read more...

 
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