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Poverty and famines : an essay on entitlement and deprivation

Author: Amartya Kumar Sen
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1982, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Repr. with correctionsView all editions and formats
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This book focuses on the causes of starvation in general and famines in particular. The traditional analysis of famines is shown to be fundamentally defective, and the author develops an alternative  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amartya Kumar Sen
ISBN: 0198284632 9780198284635 0198284268 9780198284260
OCLC Number: 10362534
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: ix, 257 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Poverty and entitlements --
Concepts of poverty --
Poverty: identification and aggregation --
Starvation and famines --
The entitlement approach --
The great Bengal famine --
The Ethiopian famines --
Drought and famine in the Sahel --
Famine in Bangladesh --
Entitlements and deprivation --
Appendices: exchange entitlement --
Appendices: illustrative models of exchange entitlement --
Appendices: measurement of poverty --
Appendices: famine mortality: a case study.
Responsibility: Amartya Sen.

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The best book on famine available-important theoretical perspective, good case-study material. * Barbara D. Miller, Cornell University *

 
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