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The Political Economy of Hunger. Volume III: Endemic Hunger

Edited By: Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Oct 1991 | #12356 | ISBN: 0198286376
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Deals with the strategic options for the elimination of endemic hunger. The topics covered include: the comparative extent of hunger and deprivation in different parts of the world; the influence of food production; the interconnections between economic growth and public support; the role of economic diversification in reducing vulnerability; the potential impact of direct public provisioning on living standards; and the politics of public action.


Carl Riskin: Feeding China: the experience since 1949; Sudhir Anand & Ravi Kanbur: Public policy and basic needs provision: intervention and achievement in Sri Lanka; Ignacy Sachs: Growth and poverty: some lessons from Brazil; Ravi Kanbur: Malnutrition and poverty in Latin America; Peter Svedberg: Undernutrition in sub-Saharan Africa: a critical assessment of the evidence; Francis Idachaba: Policy options for African agriculture; Judith Heyer: Poverty and food deprivation in Kenya's smallholder agriculture; Samuel Wangwe: The contribution of industry to solving the food problem in Africa; Siddiq Osmani: The food problems of Bangladesh; Kaushik Basu: The elimination of persistent hunger in South Asia: policy options

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