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Author Babu, Suresh Chandra, author

Title Nutrition economics : principles and policy applications / Suresh C. Babu, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, DC, United States, Shailendra N. Gajanan, University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, PA, United States, J. Arne Hallam, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States
Published London : Academic Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 386 pages) : illustrations
Contents Why study the economics of nutrition? -- Global nutritional challenges and targets: a development and policy perspective -- A conceptual framework for investing in nutrition: issues, challenges, and analytical approaches -- Microeconomic nutrition policy -- Macroeconimic aspects of nutrition policy -- Consumer theory and estimation of demand for food -- Demand for nutrients and policy implications -- Socioeconomic determinants of nutrition: application of quantile regression -- Intra-Household allocation and gender bias in nutrition: application of Heckman Two-Step Procedure -- Economics of child care, water, sanitation, hygiene, and health: the application of the Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition Method -- Methods of program evaluation: an analytical review and implementation strategies -- Nutritional implications of social protection: application of panel data method -- Economics of school nutrition: an application of regression discontinuity -- Economic analysis of obesity and impact on quality of life: application of nonparametric methods -- Agriculture, nutrition, health: how to bring multiple sectors to work on nutritional goals -- Designing a decentralized food system to meet nutrition needs: an optimization approach -- Future directions for nutrition policy making and implementation
Summary From the economic contribution of nutrition on quality of life, to the costs of malnutrition on society from both an individual and governmental level, this book guides the reader through the factors that can determine the success or failure of a nutrition policy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Food supply -- Economic aspects.
Nutrition policy.
Nutrition -- Economic aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Gajanan, Shailendra N., author
Hallam, J. Arne, author
ISBN 0128011505
9780128011508 (electronic book)