The chapter draws on primary data to explore the connections between ill health and extreme poverty. Its main argument underlines the negative impact of ill health on livelihoods, and the negative impact of extreme poverty on health and well being. The chapter also examines how extreme poor households normally internalise care responsibilities in cases of ill health. Thus households with weaker livelihoods and entitlements are deprived of basic public health services and as a consequence of internalising care responsibilities, are forced into even more vulnerable positions.
|Title of host publication
|Aiding Resilience among the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh
|Geof wood, Zulfiqar Ali, Mathilde Maitrot, Joe Devine
|978 984 506 240 4
|Published - 2016