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

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The great escape : health, wealth, and the origins of inequality
Title
The great escape
Title remainder
health, wealth, and the origins of inequality
Statement of responsibility
Angus Deaton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great Escape, Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, beginning 250 years ago, some parts of the world experienced sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's disproportionately unequal world. Deaton takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind. Deaton describes vast innovations and wrenching setbacks: the successes of antibiotics, pest control, vaccinations, and clean water on the one hand, and disastrous famines and the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the other. He examines the United States, a nation that has prospered but is today experiencing slower growth and increasing inequality. He also considers how economic growth in India and China has improved the lives of more than a billion people. Deaton argues that international aid has been ineffective and even harmful. He suggests alternative efforts--including reforming incentives to drug companies and lifting trade restrictions--that will allow the developing world to bring about its own Great Escape. Deaton describes vast innovations and wrenching setbacks: the successes of antibiotics, pest control, vaccinations, and clean water on the one hand, and disastrous famines and the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the other. He examines the United States, a nation that has prospered but is today experiencing slower growth and increasing inequality. He also considers how economic growth in India and China has improved the lives of more than a billion people. Deaton argues that international aid has been ineffective and even harmful. He suggests alternative efforts--including reforming incentives to drug companies and lifting trade restrictions--that will allow the developing world to bring about its own Great Escape. --
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Deaton, Angus
Dewey number
339.2/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.I5
LC item number
D35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Income distribution
  • World health
  • PLP
Label
The great escape : health, wealth, and the origins of inequality, Angus Deaton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Col. ill. on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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 ; What comes next?
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 360 p.
Isbn
9780691153544
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013941754
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)857383065
  • (OCoLC)ocn857383065
Label
The great escape : health, wealth, and the origins of inequality, Angus Deaton
Publication
Note
Col. ill. on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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 ; What comes next?
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 360 p.
Isbn
9780691153544
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013941754
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)857383065
  • (OCoLC)ocn857383065

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