Society, Class and Gender

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

 Society, Class and Gender

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The authors note the misleading nature of the distinction between man‐made and natural famine, before moving on to emphasise the role of social conditions and cooperative conflicts in the genesis of hunger. Attention is drawn to the unequal treatment in intrafamily divisions, especially female deprivation, and the role of gender in hunger. They conclude by highlighting the differences between the concepts of protection and promotion.

Keywords: cooperative conflicts; gender; hunger; intrafamily divisions; man‐made famine; natural famine; promotion; protection; social conditions

Chapter.  9077 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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