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Malnutrition and Poverty in Latin America


  • Kanbur, Ravi S. M.


The object of this paper is to review the state of malnutrition and poverty in Latin America, We will be particularly interested in quantifying the magnitudes of the problem, and in identifying who the poor and malnourished are. The former provides the reason for policy action while the latter provides the basis for policy strategy. Our focus throughout will be on food related issues. When we discuss poverty we will be restricting attention to an inability to purchase a minimally nutritious diet, and when we discuss malnutrition we will consider the physical consequences of prolonged dietary deficiency. We will not, therefore, spend much time on the satisfaction of other, non-food, basic needs, although this is clearly an area of great policy interest too.

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  • Kanbur, Ravi S. M., 1987. "Malnutrition and Poverty in Latin America," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 278, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:wrk:warwec:278

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