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Poverty and Undernutrition: Theory, Measurement, and Policy

Peter Svedberg


A large share of the population in many developing countries suffers from chronic undernutrition. This book provides a detailed comparative study of undernutrition in sub‐Saharan Africa and South Asia, the two worst affected areas, and provides policy advice for those concerned in nutrition‐cum‐development worldwide. The book concentrates on five theoretical and empirical challenges that undernutrition poses: what undernutrition is, who and how many the undernourished are, where they are, when they are undernourished, and why. Two main measurement methods are conventionally used for estimating ... More

Keywords: Africa, anthropometrics, Asia, calorie norm, developing countries, distribution, FAO, food affordability, food availability, poverty, undernutrition, WHO

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198292685
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198292686.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Svedberg, author
Stockholm University
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