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Nutrition in India: Facts and Interpretations

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  • Jean Drèze

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The Indian economy has recently grown at historically unprecedented rates and is now one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Real GDP per head grew at 3.95 percent a year from 1980 to 2005, and at 5.4 percent a year from 2000 to 2005. Measured at international prices, real per capita income in India, which was two-thirds of Kenya’s in 1950, and about the same as Nigeria’s, is now two and a half times as large as per capita income in both countries. [Working Paper No. 170]

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  • Angus Deaton & Jean Drèze, 2010. "Nutrition in India: Facts and Interpretations," Working Papers id:2965, eSocialSciences.
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    Indian economy; historically; fastest-growing economies; world; Kenya; Nigeria; per capita income;
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    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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