The Changing Pattern of Undernutrition in India A Comparative Analysis across Regions
AbstractThis study analyses the changes in prevalence of undernutrition between the 1980s and 1990s at the national and sub-national levels in India and focuses on the rural-urban comparisons. The study exploits the demographic information available in household surveys to derive a household-specific norm as the calorie cutoff point to measure undernutrition, instead of the single per capita norm used in most other studies. [Research Paper No. 2006/118].
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undernutrition; REGION; unit record data; household level; inequalities; calories; consumption; demographic information; poverty; India; china; argentina; developing nations; head count ratio; region; per capita income;
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- Viswanathan, Brinda & Meenakshi, J.V., 2006. "The Changing Pattern of Undernutrition in India: A Comparative Analysis across Regions," Working Paper Series RP2006/118, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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