Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 June 2011

248 Pages | 4 Figures, 17 Tables


ISBN: 9780199693191

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One Illness Away

Why People Become Poor and How They Escape Poverty

Anirudh Krishna

  • Accessible, comprehensive, and hope-inspiring. Helps the reader gain a new perspective, and learn ways in which they can individually contribute to reducing poverty
  • Large-scale study of 35,000 households across five countries, and four continents
  • Highly readable, includes personal interviews and life stories of many individuals' experiences
  • Looks at the reasons why people fall into poverty, and how the creation of future poverty can be more effectively prevented by presenting a clear agenda for action
  • Makes an important contribution to the on-going public debates concerning health care and aid to developing countries