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Rising Food Prices and Children’s Welfare


  • Nora Lustig

    (Division of Policy and Practice,UNICEF)


After three consecutive decades of decline, world prices of food commodities have risen over the past few years at an alarming pace. Rising food prices are a cause of major concern because high food prices bring significant and immediate setbacks for poverty reduction, nutrition, social stability, inflation and a rules-based trading system. Food prices are unique since food is unlike any other good. Food is essential for survival; it is the most basic of basic needs.

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  • Nora Lustig, 2012. "Rising Food Prices and Children’s Welfare," Working briefs 1201, UNICEF, Division of Policy and Strategy.
  • Handle: RePEc:uce:wbrief:1201

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    1. Franziska Gassmann, 2011. "Protecting Vulnerable Families in Central Asia: Poverty, vulnerability and the impact of the economic crisis," Papers inwopa639, Innocenti Working Papers.
    2. Gemechu Ayana Aga & Christian Eigen-Zucchi & Sonia Plaza & Ani Rudra Silwal, 2013. "Migration and Development Brief, No. 20," World Bank Other Operational Studies 17020, The World Bank.
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