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1 Think Again, Again
2 A Billion Hungry People
3 Low-Hanging Fruit
4 Top of the Class
5 Pak Sudarno's Big Family
6 Barefoot Hedge-Fund Managers
7 The Men from Kabul and the Eunuchs of India
8 Saving Brick by Brick
9 Reluctant Entrepreneurs
10 Policies, Politics
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Percent of population in each consumption group
Per capita consumption
Chapter 2: Consumption
How much are the poor spending on food?
How much do the poor spend on health?
How much are the poor spending on festivals?
How much do the poor spend on entertainment?
How much are the poor spending on alcohol and tobacco?
What is the percentage of households with any spending on festivals?
Are the poor spending money on education?
How many households have a TV?
How many households have a bicycle?
How many households have a radio?
How many households own land?
Chapter 3: Health
How healthy do the poor feel?
In the past month, what percent of household members were sick?
How many normal daily activities are women, aged 20 to 45, not able to do?
How many normal daily activities are men, aged 20 to 45, not able to do?
How many normal daily activities are women over 45 not able to do?
How many normal daily activities are men over 45 not able to do?
In the past month, how many medical consultations did the poor have (on average)?
In the past month, what percent of households met with a public healthcare provider at least once?
In the past month, what percent of households met with a private healthcare provider at least once?
What percent of pregnancies fail?
How many children are immunized against measles?
How many children are immunized against polio?
How many children die before one year of age?
How many children die before the age of 5?
Height-for-age scores for the poor
How many of the poor live in a household with treated water?
How many people drink alcohol?
How many people smoke?
What is the body mass index (BMI) of men over age 15?
What is the body mass index (BMI) of women over age 15?
Chapter 4: Education
What is the literacy rate?
How many younger girls are in school? (ages 7 to 12)
How many younger boys are in school? (ages 7-12)
How many older girls are in school? (ages 13-18)
How many older boys are in school? (ages 13-18)
How many younger schoolchildren are in private schools? (ages 7-12)
How many older schoolchildren are in private schools? (ages 13-18)
Chapter 5: Population
How many people live in the household?
What is the average number of children ever born? (including mortalities)
What percent of pregnancies fail?
How many children do women have?
What is the ratio of boys to girls born?
What is the average number of young children per poor household? (ages 0-12)
What is the average number of older children per poor household? (ages 13-18)
Chapter 6: Risk
How many households have any kind of insurance?
How many households have health insurance?
How many households have life insurance?
Chapter 7: Microfinance
How many households have at least one loan?
How much are people borrowing from banks?
How much are people borrowing from microcredit institutions?
How much are people borrowing from moneylenders?
How much are people borrowing from credit unions?
How much are people borrowing from savings groups?
How much are people borrowing from shopkeepers?
How much are people borrowing from fellow villagers?
How much are people borrowing from relatives?
How much are people borrowing from friends?
How much are people borrowing from other sources?
Chapter 8: Savings
How many households have a savings account?
Chapter 9: Entrepreneurship
How many poor households have someone who earns a wage?
How many poor households have someone working in agriculture?
How many households have at least one person self-employed in agriculture?
How many households have at least one person self-employed in non-agricultural work?
How many hours do adults work per week? (ages 18-50)
How many hours do workers work per week? (all ages)
How many hours do men work per week? (ages 18-50)
How many hours do men work per week? (all ages)
How many hours do women work per week? (ages 18-50)
How many hours do women work per week? (all ages)
How many of the poor are paid casually (hourly or daily)?
How many households receive income from multiple sectors?
How many of the poor are paid weekly or monthly?
How many poor households have at least one non-agricultural business?
How many paid employees do these businesses have?
How many total employees do these businesses have?
What percent of businesses own a vehicle?
What percent of businesses own some machines?
How many of the poor have migrated for work?
How many of the poor have migrated since birth?
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