THE GREAT ESCAPE Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality ANGUS DEATON

  THE GREAT ESCAPE

Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality

ANGUS DEATON




by Angus Deaton



Princeton University Press


Princeton and Oxford


2013



Contents

Preface ix

Introduction: What This Book Is About 1

1 The Wellbeing of the World 23

PART I LIFE AND DEATH

2 From Prehistory to 1945 59

3 Escaping Death in the Tropics 101

4 Health in the Modern World 126

PART II MONEY

5 Material Wellbeing in the United States 167

6 Globalization and the Greatest Escape 218

PART III HELP

7 How to Help Those Left Behind 267

Postscript: What Comes Next? 325

Notes 331

Index 351



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