Is Economic Growth Associated with Reduction in Child Undernutrition in India?
Economic growth is widely perceived as a major policy instrument in reducing childhood undernutrition in India. The association between changes in state per capita income and the risk of undernutrition among children in India were assessed. Data for this analysis came from three cross-sectional waves of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) conducted in 1992â€“93, 1998â€“99, and 2005â€“06 in India. The sample sizes in the three waves were 33,816, 30,383, and 28,876 children, respectively. After excluding observations missing on the child anthropometric measures and the independent variables included in the study, the analytic sample size was 28,066, 26,121, and 23,139, respectively, with a pooled sample size of 77,326 children. URL:[http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1000424].
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