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The great escape : health, wealth, and the origins of inequality

Author: Angus Deaton
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, starting two hundred and fifty years ago, some parts of the world began to experience sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's hugely unequal world. Deaton takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Geschiedenis (vorm)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Angus Deaton
ISBN: 9780691153544 069115354X 9780691165622 0691165629 9781400847969 1400847966
OCLC Number: 858352425
Awards: Commended for PROSE Awards: Economics 2013
Short-listed for Spear's Book Awards: Financial History Book of the Year 2014
Long-listed for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2013
Description: xv, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : what this book is about --
The wellbeing of the world --
Life and death. From prehistory to 1945 ; Escaping death in the tropics ; Health in the modern world --
Money. Material wellbeing in the United States ; Globalization and the greatest escape --
Help. How to help those left behind --
Postscript : what comes next?
Responsibility: Angus Deaton.
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The world is a better place than it used to be. People are wealthier and healthier. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many have left gaping inequalities between people and between nations. This  Read more...

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Angus Deaton, Winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics Winner of the 2013 William G. Bowen Award, Industrial Relations Section of Princeton University One of Bloomberg Businessweek's Best Books of Read more...

 
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