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FOUR ESSAYS ON THE LINKS BETWEEN POVERTY, INEQUALITY AND HEALTH WITH EMPIRICAL APPLICATION TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES : AFRICA COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE WORLD

Auteur : Bassirou Diallo Amadou
Date de publication : 16/01/2009
Type : Thèse / Mémoire
Thème : Santé

Résumé/Sommaire :

Part I. Asset-based poverty methodology
Chapter 1. Assets-based poverty
I. Poverty : concept, definition,easurement
1.1. Concepts and definitions
1.2. Schools of thought
1.3. The Importance of poverty
1.4. The renewed interest on “poverty” in economic analysis
1.5. Anti-poverty strategies at the national and international levels
1.6. Measuring poverty : the income-metric approach
1.7. Poverty trends and comparisons using the income-metric approach
1.8. Limits of the income-metric approach
II. Assets-based poverty: application to DHS data
2.1. The assets methodology
2.2. Limits of the assets index
2.3. Does the choice of the assets index as a measure of living standards matter?
2.4. The data
2.5. Poverty trends and comparisons using the assets-based approach
2.6. Comparing what is comparable : confronting our results to those of Chen and Ravallion
2.7. Trends in assets-based inequality
III. The impact of demographic transition on growth and poverty
3.1. The importance of demographic transition
3.2. Growth and equivalent income : a hypothetical example
3.3. Change in household size and implication for economic growth
Chapter 2. Confronting assets and monetary poverty in Ghana
I. Trends in asset-based poverty and inequality
1.1. Migration effects
1.2. Inequality in Ghana
1.3. Poverty dynamics
II. Poverty profile and correlates of poverty
2.1. Poverty profile
2.2. Correlates of poverty
Part 2. Health status and inequality in health
Conclusion
Chapter 3. Measuring overall population’s health
I. Understanding the concept of health
1.1. Why is health important?
1.2. What do we mean by “health”?
1.3. How do we measure health?
1.4. Child mortality as a proxy for overall population’s health
1.5. Measuring child mortality
1.6. Literature review on child health and child mortality
1.7. Trends in child mortality
II. The weibull model and estimates of child mortality
2.1. The model
2.2. Data
2.3. Results
Conclusion
Chapter 4. Inequality in health and sanitation
I. Inequality
1.1. The Notion of inequality and theories of social justice
1.2. The importance of accounting for inequality
1.3. Measuring inequality in health
1.2. Determinants of health inequality and trends
II. Estimates of inequality in health in SSA and the rest of the world
2.1. Access rates
2.2. Inequality in health, health care and health-related services
Conclusion

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