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Starvation and Famines

Amartya Sen

in Poverty and Famines

Published in print January 1983 | ISBN: 9780198284635
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596902 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198284632.003.0004
 Starvation and Famines

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The specific problem of starvation and famines is analysed in general terms. First, starvation and famine are compared and contrasted, and their relationship to poverty outlined. They are then analysed in terms of time contrasts (temporal variation) and group contrasts (distributional variation) in food availability and consumption.

Keywords: distribution; famine; poverty; social groups; starvation; temporal variation

Chapter.  2325 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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