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Title Undernutrition, agriculture and public provisioning : the impact on women and children in India / edited by Swarna Sadasivam Vepa and Brinda Viswanathan
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 244 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Routledge studies in development economics
Routledge studies in development economics.
Contents Foreword / R. Radhakrishna -- Preface / J.V. Meenakshi -- Introduction: Nutritional wellbeing of women and children in India / Swarna Sadasivam Vepa and Brinda Viswanathan -- Child underweight, agricultural land productivity and public provisioning / Swarna Sadasivam Vepa, Rohit Parasar and Brinda Viswanathan -- Child nutrition : linkages to agriculture / Anusha G. and Swarna Sadasivam Vepa -- Women's BMI in rural India : a comparison of farm and non-farm households / Brinda Viswanathan and Getsie Immanuel -- Nutrition opportunity index : an assessment of Indian children / Naline G. and Brinda Viswanathan -- Nutritional status of women across social groups / Swarna Sadasivam Vepa and Rohit Parasar -- Access to milk and milk products and child nutrition / Rohit Parasar and R.V. Bhavani -- Conclusions: Are we on the right path to achieve better nutrition? / Swarna Sadasivam Vepa
Summary "Using quantitative techniques, this volume provides empirical evidence on the crucial role of public provisioning of food, water, sanitation and health care in reducing undernutrition in women and children in India. The linkages are cogently explored and connected to the Sustainable Development Goals. Key data comes from recent large secondary data at district, household and individual levels and the econometric methodologies are clearly explained. Taken as a whole, it highlights the effects of public provisioning on malnutrition and identifies the relative importance of agricultural growth in resolving the nutrition problems in rural areas of India. This edited volume will be valuable reading for advanced graduate students, researchers and practitioners in development economics, development studies and nutrition and public health"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 22, 2020)
Subject Agriculture and state -- India.
Children -- Nutrition -- India -- Statistics
Food security -- India
Malnutrition -- India -- Statistics
Nutrition policy -- India
Rural poor -- Health and hygiene -- India
Women -- Nutrition -- India -- Statistics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Third World Development
Form Electronic book
Author Vepa, Swarna S., editor.
Viswanathan, Brinda, editor.
LC no. 2019058863
ISBN 0429344295