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 levels.
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.