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They are digging their graves with their teeth - mortality, poverty and nutrition in the Pacific

Seniloli, Kesaia L. (2005) They are digging their graves with their teeth - mortality, poverty and nutrition in the Pacific. Journal of Pacific Studies, 28 (2). pp. 163-191. ISSN 1011-3029

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    Abstract

    Pacific Island populations are small by world standards and are not usually seen in the popular imagination as afflicted with poverty and poor nutrition. But severe constraints (especially of distance and resource base) mean that poverty is an issue, whose severity varies within and between countries. The paper examines trends in mortality and morbidity across 12 countries, and the major causes of these patterns. In particular, it draws attention to the links with poverty and nutrition, concluding that socioeconomic changes associated with ‘development’ have indeed set up an alarming axis of poverty and lower health quality.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
    Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
    Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2005 18:32
    Last Modified: 10 May 2012 18:07
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/3939
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