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Entitlements and Deprivation

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/10.1093/0198284632.003.0010
 Entitlements and Deprivation

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In this final chapter, the entitlement approach advocated by the author to the causation of starvation and famine is further consolidated by taking up general issues of deprivation related to entitlement systems. Reasons for rejecting the view that famines are caused by food availability decline are summarized.

Keywords: deprivation; entitlement systems; entitlements; famine; food availability decline; starvation

Chapter.  4927 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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