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Food security, poverty, and nutrition policy analysis : statistical methods and applications

Author: Suresh Chandra Babu; Shailendra N Gajanan; Prabuddha Sanyal
Publisher: London : Academic Press, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Providing a proven framework for developing policy analysis skills, this book is based on over the years of food and nutrition policy research at the International Food Policy Research Institute and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suresh Chandra Babu; Shailendra N Gajanan; Prabuddha Sanyal
ISBN: 9780124058644 0124058647
OCLC Number: 875001986
Description: xxxi, 615 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface to the Second Edition Introduction Section I: Food Security Policy Analysis Chapter 1: Introduction to food security: concepts and measurement Chapter 2. Implications of technological change, post-harvest technology and technology adoption for improved food security - application of t-statistic Chapter 3. Effects of commercialization of agriculture (shift from traditional crop to cash crop) on food consumption and nutrition - application of chi-square statistic Chapter 4. Effects of technology adoption and gender of household head: The issue, its importance in food security - application of Cramer's V and phi coefficient Chapter 5. Changes in food consumption patterns: its importance to food security - application of one-way ANOVA Chapter 6. Impact of market access on food security - application of factor analysis Section II: Nutrition Policy Analysis Chapter 7. Impact of maternal education and care on preschoolers' nutrition - application of two-way ANOVA Chapter 8. Indicators and causal factors of nutrition - application of correlation analysis Chapter 9. Effects of individual, household and community indicators on child's nutritional status - application of simple linear regression Chapter 10. Maternal education and community characteristics as indicators of nutritional status of children - application of multivariate regression Section III: Special Topics on Poverty, Nutrition and Food Policy Analysis Chapter 11. Predicting child nutritional status using related socioeconomic variables - application of discriminant function analysis Chapter 12. Measurement and determinants of poverty - application of logistic regression models Chapter 13. Classifying households on food security and poverty dimensions - application of K-mean cluster analysis Chapter 14. Household care as a determinant of nutritional status - application of instrumental variable estimation Chapter 15: Achieving an ideal diet - modeling with linear programming Chapter 16. Food and Nutrition Program Evaluation References Appendix Statistical tables
Responsibility: Suresh C. Babu, Shailendra N. Gajanan, Prabuddha Sanyal.

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