Nutrition, Activity Intensity and Wage Linkages: Evidence from India
AbstractThe present study tests the twin hypotheses, namely, a) the poverty nutrition trap hypothesis that wages affects nutritional status and b) the activity hypothesis that activity intensity affects adult nutrition as measured by the Body Mass Index (BMI) in the context of India. The analyses draw upon three rounds of National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data in 1992, 1998 and 2005 and National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) data in 2005. Our results indicate strong support for both the hypotheses in India. Physically intensive activity tends to worsen the nutritional conditions and there is evidence for a poverty nutrition trap associated with labour market participation.
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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2012
Date of revision: Dec 2012
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Adult Nutrition; Malnutrition; Poverty Trap; Activity Intensity; NFHS; NCAER; Quantile Regressions; Pseudo Panel; India;
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