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Poverty and undernutrition : theory, measurement, and policy

Author: Peter Svedberg
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Studies in development economics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A large share of the population in many developing countries suffer from chronic undernutrition. In this book, Professor Svedberg provides a detailed comparative study of undernutrition in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Svedberg, Peter.
Poverty and undernutrition.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(DLC) 98045930
(OCoLC)40251531
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Svedberg
OCLC Number: 666960256
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 348 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Background and Introduction --
Characterization and Measurement of Undernutrition: Controversies and Consensus --
A Model of Nutrition and Economic Productivity --
Related Empirical Evidence --
Undernutrition: The FAO Estimates --
Calorie Availability in Sub-Saharan Africa --
Calorie Intake and Distribution: Estimates from the Consumption Side --
Minimum Calorie-Expenditure Requirements for Individuals From Individual Calorie Requirements to Per-Capita Calorie Cut-Off Points --
Aggregate Estimations of Prevalence of Undernutrition: Scope for Improvements? --
Anthropometric Indicators of Undernutrition: Measurements and Evidence --
Anthropometric Indicators: Measurement and Selection Biases --
Anthropometric Status: An Incomplete Indicator of Undernutrition --
Anthropometric Failure: Morbidity and Mortality Risks --
Reasons for Child Mortality and Anthropometric Failure --
Excess Mortality, Economic Growth, and Public Action in Sub-Saharan Africa --
Growth, Public Action, and Well-Being: What can Sub-Sharan Africa Learn from Others? --
Synthesis and Conclusions.
Series Title: Studies in development economics.
Responsibility: Peter Svedberg.
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