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Hunger and Public Action$
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Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198283652

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198283652.001.0001

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The Economy, the State and the Public

The Economy, the State and the Public

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(p.257) 13 The Economy, the State and the Public
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Hunger and Public Action
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Jean Drèze (Contributor Webpage)

Amartya Sen (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198283652.003.0013

Many of the arguments of the book are summarized, with a special emphasis on the role of public action (in a broad sense) to alleviate hunger. Early warning systems and employment provision plans are mentioned for famine prevention. The authors suggest endemic deprivation can be eliminated by looking at basic health care and elementary education in addition to food provision. The last part draws on the influence of food price fluctuations and international cooperation and conflict for public action.

Keywords:   basic health, early warning system, elementary education, employment provision, endemic deprivation, famine prevention, food prices, hunger, international cooperation, public action

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