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On Ultrapoverty *

Sudhir Anand, Christopher Harris, and Oliver Linton

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239115
eISBN:
9780191716935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239115.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Lipton (1983) defined an individual to be ‘ultrapoor’ if and only if: (i) his calorie intake falls below 0.8 of the intake appropriate for his age, sex, and activity group; and (ii) his foodshare ... More


A Model of Nutrition and Economic Productivity

Peter Svedberg

in Poverty and Undernutrition: Theory, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292685
eISBN:
9780191596957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292686.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Within the nutritionist profession, the focus is on the inter‐linkages between body weight, basal metabolism, physical activity and nutrition (calorie) requirement. Economists are primarily ... More


Dietary Transition in India: An Analysis Based on NSS Data, 1993–2004

Nidhi Kaicker

Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav Gaiha (eds)

in Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099215
eISBN:
9780199084500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

A Food Diversity Index, analogous to the Herfindahl Index, is constructed to capture the shift away from a cereal dominated diet to one with more diversity. In the next stage, the effect of food ... More


Demand for Nutrients in India, 1993–2004*

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S. Kulkarni (eds)

in Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099215
eISBN:
9780199084500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The Deaton–Dreze (2009) explanation of a decline in calorie intake despite rapid economic growth in terms of lower calorie ‘requirements’ is incomplete. This chapter fills this gap by taking into ... More


Nutrition and Poverty

S. R. Osmani (ed.)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198283966
eISBN:
9780191684470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198283966.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book addresses issues arising from the definition and measurement of poverty in terms of nutritional status. A high degree of nutritional deprivation is considered to be an indicator of poverty. ... More


The Internationalization of the Obesity Epidemic: The Case of Sugar-Sweetened Sodas

Malden C. Nesheim and Marion Nestle

in The Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: The Role of Food, Agriculture, and Targeted Policies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198733201
eISBN:
9780191797767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733201.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Since the early 1980s, the prevalence of obesity and overweight has increased in the United States to the point where about two-thirds of the US population can be classified as one or the other by ... More


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