Health, Healthcare, Wellbeing and Poverty

Because of the accentuated impact ill health has on productivity, human capital efficiency and subsequent levels of well being in developing countries, the health status of individuals in these countries is undoubtedly an important issue - particularly from an economic perspective.

Providing greater understanding of the relationship between poverty, health and health care demand, this series firstly examines the mechanisms that make the poor more vulnerable through sickness - subsequently forcing them to stay in or move into poverty. The series then extends this understanding by using a quantitative approach to establish how poverty can influence health care demand and health care insurance.

Bringing together a number of health-based quantitative papers, this collection enables us to present what we know about the role of poverty and low income in the health status and health demand of individuals and households.