The Economics of Famine

The Economics of Famine

by Jean Dreze

ISBN-10: 1858986893

ISBN-13: 9781858986890

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Product Details

Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics
Product dimensions:
6.88(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IFamine Analysis
1Famines and Economics3
2Ingredients of Famine Analysis: Availability and Entitlements41
3A Re-assessment of Entitlement Theory in the Light of the Recent Famines in Africa73
4The Entitlement Approach to Famine: An Assessment95
5Rice and Fish: Asymmetric Preferences and Entitlement Failures in Food Growing Economics with Non-Food Producers137
6A Model of Crisis in a Peasant Economy149
7Walrasian Equilibrium without Survival: Existence, Efficiency, and Remedial Policy167
8The Policy of Laissez-Faire During Scarcities200
9Cash Versus Direct Food Relief211
10Famine and Household Coping Strategies237
Pt. IICase Studies
11Second Thoughts on the European Escape from Hunger: Famines, Chronic Malnutrition, and Mortality Rates253
12Did the Great Irish Famine Matter?303
13On the Human Costs of Collectivization in the Soviet Union325
14Food Supply and Starvation: A Study of Famines with Reference to the Indian Sub-Continent349
15The Performance of Rice Markets in Bangladesh during the 1974 Famine371
16Collectivization and China's Agricultural Crisis in 1959-1961386
17Ethiopian Famines 1973-1985: A Case-Study411
18Famine Prevention in Africa: Some Experiences and Lessons455
19Famine Analysis and Family Relations: 1949 in Nyasaland505
Name Index535
Subject Index541

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