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The Changing Pattern of Undernutrition in India A Comparative Analysis across Regions

  • Meenakshi J V
  • Brinda Viswanathan


This 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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