RE Quick, A Kimura, A Thevos, M Tembo, I Shamputa, L Hutwagner, and E Mintz / Zambia / 2002

A water quality intervention in 200+ villages in Zambia demonstrates the significant impact clean water has on waterborne illnesses. The intervention included water treatment, safe storage and community education.

Tom Holloway / Swaziland / 2002

News story describing Swazi King Mswati's ban on "providing lavish food and drink to mourners at funerals."

Jeffrey Sachs, John Gallup / 2001

Malaria and economic growth are highly, negatively correlated across a number of countries - not just in Africa. Other diseases do not have as strong an effect.

World Health Organization (WHO) / Global / 2000
David Barker / 1997

From the abstract: "Using four data sets from the US and the UK, we find that the height premium in adult earnings can be explained by childhood scores on cognitive tests."

Andrew Foster, Mark Rosenzweig / Philippines / 1994

Farm workers exert less effort when employed under time-wage payment schemes and share-tenancy contracts, as compared to piece-rate payment schemes.

The Road to Wigan Pier
George Orwell / UK / 1937

Essays on class and poverty in wartime UK.