Using household panel data from for 1992-2000 this paper investigates
the impact of sickness on the level of poverty (chronic, transient or
non-poor) and the effects of income levels on health status. In order to
fully analyse the former of these it is important to differentiate
between long and short term sickness so that we can establish how
serious illnesses, such as AIDS, might differ in the impact on poverty
status, compared to less serious illnesses. However, equally as
important is the influence of income on health status, and more
specifically how income levels might influence changes in sickness
Uganda: the influence of health on chronic poverty, presented at Staying Poor: Chronic Poverty and Development Policy, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, 7-9 April 2003. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Manchester, UK, 22 pp.
Uganda: the influence of health on chronic poverty.