Entitlement and Deprivation <sup>1</sup>

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Hunger and Public Action

Published in print January 1991 | ISBN: 9780198283652
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596193 | DOI:

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

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The link between deprivation and the law is explored, and it is noted that, in seeking social changes to eliminate hunger, the nature of the entitlement systems has to be properly understood. Recognising that food availability is of crucial importance, the authors suggest attention is moved towards entitlement failures, Finally, case studies of the Bangladesh famine of 1974 and the food crisis in Sub‐Saharan Africa are used to illustrate this.

Keywords: Bangladesh; deprivation; entitlement failure; entitlements; food availability; hunger; law; Sub‐Saharan Africa

Chapter.  7891 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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