Hardback The great escape : health, wealth, and the origins of inequality / Angus Deaton.
Publication year: 2013
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780691153544 (hbk.) :
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. Here, Angus Deaton 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. He takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and he addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind.
xv, 360 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm