Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Poverty Trap?
J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol Vol 20 (1):e63-e66; March 4, 2013
Commentary
NX Thanh, E Jonsson, J Moffatt, L Dennett


The disease or injury poverty trap refers to a relationship between ill-health and poverty in which poverty is a result of ill-health. At the household level, non-poor people may be pushed into poverty by their ill-health as a result of paying for health care in combination with productivity and income losses. The economic consequences of FASD and the poverty trap of intellectual disability suggest a possibility of the existence of an FASD-poverty trap – an area that needs further studies, probably longitudinal, to be determine and identify the pathways leading people with FASD to poverty.

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