Group of people in Peru

Principal Investigator: Anthony J Bebbington. Lead Organisation: University of Manchester

Co-investigator: Diana Clare Mitlin

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A focus on health capability is a markedly new approach to address health in poor countries. This project examines the philosophy of social epidemiology, integrating social determinants research in various regions including South America.
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Does the onset of care-dependence in an older household member leads to household impoverishment and vulnerability? This mixed methods project is nested within Dementia Research Group population-based studies in Mexico, Peru, China and Nigeria.
This project develops new methodologies related to multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis focusing on the following themes: weights, trade-offs, and policy incentives in multidimensional poverty measures; multidimensional poverty dynamics; multidimensional poverty and welfare economics.
We use a controlled randomized trail to estimate the causal effects of a low-cost housing intervention on multiple dimensions of welfare in Latin America countries El Salvador and Peru.
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