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Health and Poverty: Southeast Asia and East Asia
(3,876 words)


There is global consensus that development must take account of concern for poverty rather than only economic growth, and that the former is more than simply lack of income. Poverty, it is now agreed, also engenders “deprivation of creativity, freedom, dignity, self-esteem and respect of others” (Murthy and Sankaran 1999, 1). This comes with the recognition that the reasons for and the experience of …

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Smyth, Ines, “Health and Poverty: Southeast Asia and East Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0174e>
First published online: 2009

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