One Illness Away: Why People Become Poor and How They Escape Poverty

One Illness Away: Why People Become Poor and How They Escape Poverty

by Anirudh Krishna

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199693191
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/11/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Anirudh Krishna holds a Ph.D. in Government (Cornell, 2000) and a Masters in Economics (Delhi, 1980). His research investigates how poor communities and individuals cope with the structural and personal constraints that result in poverty and powerlessness. Krishna is author or co-author of five books and more than 30 peer-reviewed articles. Before turning to academia in 1996, Krishna worked for 14 years in the Indian Administrative Service, where he managed diverse initiatives related to rural and urban development. His most recent research project, reported in this book and conducted over seven years between 2001 and 2008, examines household poverty dynamics in five countries. Krishna received the Dudley Seers Memorial Prize in 2005 for the initial work, which has also influenced future plans of diverse development organizations.

Table of Contents

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

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to help the poor although i may have nothing but i might have something