Nutrition and Poverty (Wider Studies in Development Economics Series) / Edition 1

Nutrition and Poverty (Wider Studies in Development Economics Series) / Edition 1

by S. R. Osmani
     
 

This work addresses issues arising from the definition and measurement of poverty in terms of nutritional status. A range of issues are covered, focusing on the differing views and perceptions of the related questions of assessing poverty and nutritional status. Possible definitions of a reference standard are discussed as well as energy deprivation, anthropometric

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This work addresses issues arising from the definition and measurement of poverty in terms of nutritional status. A range of issues are covered, focusing on the differing views and perceptions of the related questions of assessing poverty and nutritional status. Possible definitions of a reference standard are discussed as well as energy deprivation, anthropometric measurement, and gender bias.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198283966
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1993
Series:
Wider Studies in Development Economics Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.07(d)
Lexile:
1540L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Abbreviations
1Introduction1
2Undernutrition: Measurement and Implications17
3Assessing Undernutrition: The Need for a Reconceptualization49
4Undernutrition: Concepts, Measurements, and Policy Implications97
5On Some Controversies in the Measurement of Undernutrition121
6Measuring Undernutrition with Variable Calorie Requirements165
7Issues in the Measurement of Undernutrition187
8Anthropometric Measures of Nutritional Status in Industrialized Societies: Europe and North America since 1750219
9Second Thoughts on the European Escape from Hunger: Famines, Chronic Malnutrition, and Mortality Rates243
10Intra-Household Allocation of Nutrients and Gender Effects: A Survey of Structural and Reduced-Form Estimates287
References322
Index357

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