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Poverty and FaminesAn Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation$
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Amartya Sen

Print publication date: 1983

Print ISBN-13: 9780198284635

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198284632.001.0001

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Starvation and Famines

Starvation and Famines

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(p.39) Chapter 4 Starvation and Famines
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Poverty and Famines
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DOI:10.1093/0198284632.003.0004

The specific problem of starvation and famines is analysed in general terms. First, starvation and famine are compared and contrasted, and their relationship to poverty outlined. They are then analysed in terms of time contrasts (temporal variation) and group contrasts (distributional variation) in food availability and consumption.

Keywords:   distribution, famine, poverty, social groups, starvation, temporal variation

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