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Nutrition and Poverty

Edited by S. R. Osmani

Published in print March 1993 | ISBN: 9780198283966
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191684470 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198283966.001.0001

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

Nutrition and Poverty

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This book addresses issues arising from the definition and measurement of poverty in terms of nutritional status. A high degree of nutritional deprivation is considered to be an indicator of poverty. Hence the definition of an appropriate nutritional yardstick and its measurement are of crucial significance for determining the level and magnitude of poverty. The book also debates energy-related deprivation and evaluates the respective merits of making comparisons of calorie intake against an average reference standard and making comparisons of anthropometric measurements of the body with some reference standard. Gender bias in the incidence of nutritional deprivation is also considered.

Keywords: poverty; nutritional status; energy-related deprivation; calorie intake; anthropometric measurement; gender bias

Book.  384 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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