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Health and Poverty: South Asia
(2,876 words)

Poverty is now increasingly seen, both at the conceptual and empirical levels, as a multidimensional phenomenon. It is pronounced deprivation in well-being, having a range of dimensions. Income is only one of many dimensions. The non-income dimensions include limited access to education and health services, economic vulnerability to external shocks, and voicelessness and powerlessness. Participatory approaches to poverty assessment recently used by the World Bank capture the voices of the poor. …

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Mohiuddin, Yasmeen Niaz, “Health and Poverty: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0174d>
First published online: 2009

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