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Nutrition and Poverty

This volume addresses issues arising from the definition and measurement of poverty in terms of nutritional status. A high degree of nutritional deprivation is considered to be an indicator of poverty. Hence the definition of an appropriate nutritional yardstick and its measurement are of crucial significance for determining the level and magnitude of poverty.

The book also debates energy related deprivation and evaluates the respective merits of making comparisons of calorie intake against an average reference standard and making comparisons of anthropometric measurements of the body with some reference standard. Gender bias in the incidence of nutritional deprivation is also considered.

Table of contents
  1. 1. Introduction
    S. R. Osmani
  2. 2. Undernutrition: Measurement and Implications
    Coluthur Gopalan
  3. 3. Assessing Undernutrition: The Need for a Reconceptualization
    P. Payne
  4. 4. Undernutrition: Concepts, Measurements, and Policy Implications
    T. N. Srinivasan
  5. 5. On Some Controversies in the Measurement of Undernutrition
    S. R. Osmani
    More Working Paper | Controversies in Nutrition and their Implications for the Economics of Food
  6. 6. Measuring Undernutrition with Variable Calorie Requirements
    Nanak Kakwani
    More Working Paper | On Measuring Undernutrition
  7. 7. Issues in the Measurement of Undernutrition
    Sudhir Anand and Christopher Harris
  8. 8. Anthropometric Measures of Nutritional Status in Industrialized Societies: Europe and North America since 1750
    Roderick Floud
  9. 9. Second Thoughts on the European Escape from Hunger: Famines, Chronic Malnutrition, and Mortality Rates
    Robert W. Fogel
  10. 10. Intra-Household Allocation of Nutrients and Gender Effects: A Survey of Structural and Reduced-Form Estimates
    Jere R. Behrman
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