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Hunger and Public Action

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

By: J Dreze and A Sen

352 pages, Illus

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jan 1991 | #8203 | ISBN: 0198283652
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An analysis of the problem of hunger in the modern world, and of the role that public action can play in combating it. Deals in detail with famine prevention, chronic undernourishment and related deprivations, with particular reference to Africa.


"A careful, scholarly approach to a complex, often emotion-laden topic."--Dr. Patricia Giblin Wolman, Winthrop University


"[A]n outstanding scholarly work on a subject of vital importance....a comprehensive and penetrating analysis of the twin problems of endemic hunger and famine. It pays particular attention to the position of women, discussing female disadvantage and gender bias--both intra- and extra-household....It emphasizes the role of institutions other than the state in the prevention of hunger and famine....The study is remarkably rich in both scope and detail: it is a formidable contribution to the literature which deserves wide and careful reading."--Journal of EconomicLiterature


"Major and important....It is an impressive synthesis and analysis of an immense number of background studies...and of an almost incredible number of commentators who presumably offered their observations, counsel, and suggestions."--Journal of Developing Areas


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