Perspective.

Excerpt from The Great Escape, by Angus Deaton,

“Health and wealth are two of the most important components of wellbeing, and (…) go together. People who suffer deprivation in terms of material living standards -such as much of the population of sub-Saharan Africa- are generally also the people who suffer deprivation in terms of health; they get to live for fewer years, and the live with the misery of seeing many of their children die. At the other end of the curve, among the rich of the world, few parents ever experience the death of a child, and they get to enjoy their high standard of living almost twice as many years as those in the poorest countries. Looking at the world in terms of health and income together forces us to see that the divisions are compounded, and that the dispersion of wellbeing is wider than it appears if we look only at health or at income”


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