The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality

eBook - 2013
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The world is a better place than it used to be. People are wealthier and healthier, and live longer lives. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many have left gaping inequalities between people and between nations. In The Great Escape, Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, starting 250 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.
Publisher: Princeton :, Princeton University Press,, [2013]
©2013
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781400847969
1400847966
9781299783331
1299783333
9780691153544
069115354X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 360 pages) : illustrations
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?
Summary: The world is a better place than it used to be. People are wealthier and healthier, and live longer lives. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many have left gaping inequalities between people and between nations. In The Great Escape, Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, starting 250 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.

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Oct 12, 2015

Congrats on the award, Dr. Deaton! The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science!

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