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Incentives and Development Policies

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0025
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This last chapter of the book addresses incentives and development policies. The aspects covered are: (1) agrarian reform; (2) food subsidies; (3) employment guarantee schemes and rural ... More


Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099215
eISBN:
9780199084500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

What distinguishes this book from the current literature is its analysis of malnutrition and its meticulous exploration of dietary transition, poverty nutrition traps and links between multiple ... More


Food Subsidy, Income Transfer, and the Poor: A Comparative Analysis of the Public Distribution System in India’s States*

Raghbendra Jha, Raghav Gaiha, Manoj K. Pandey, and Nidhi Kaicker

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/9780198099215.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter first analyses the real income transfers through PDS, and the reasons why these transfers are so small, followed by an examination of the (potential) contribution of the National Rural ... More


The Gulf Food Security Predicament

Eckart Woertz

in Oil for Food: The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199659487
eISBN:
9780191749155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659487.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 1 shows how the Gulf countries have been affected by the global food crisis of 2008 and how they have reacted to it. Basic challenges of Gulf food security are outlined such as population ... More


Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease in India: An Overview

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/9780198099215.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter is an overview of different themes related to diets, malnutrition and non-communicable diseases in India. These include why calorie intake declined across different expenditure classes ... More


Food Security and the Public Distribution System

Jean Drèze

in Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198833468
eISBN:
9780191871900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833468.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses India's National Food Security Act (NFSA), with a special focus on the public distribution system (PDS). The PDS had a very poor record until recently, but is now improving ... More


The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Nigeria

Aderibigbe S. Olomola

in Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718574
eISBN:
9780191788017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718574.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The food crisis of 2008 in Nigeria was influenced by price changes in the world market and the escalation of the price of imported fuel into Nigeria which led to sharp increases in the prices of ... More


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