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Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S Kulkarni

Abstract

What distinguishes this book from the current literature is its analysis of malnutrition and its meticulous exploration of dietary transition, poverty nutrition traps and links between multiple anthropometric failures among children and their vulnerability to infectious diseases. It also explores the abysmal performance of the Public Distribution System and critiques its conversion into a universal food subsidy, investigates the links between affluence, obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and explores the health policy challenge of a ‘double burden of disease’: high communicable dise ... More

Keywords: diets, child malnutrition, food prices, anthropometric failure, women’s empowerment, food subsidy, affluence, obesity, non-communicable diseases, health policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198099215
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raghav Gaiha, editor
Visiting Fellow, Economics, Australian National University

Raghbendra Jha, editor
Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor/Executive Director, Australia South Asia Research Centre, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Vani S Kulkarni, editor
Postdoctoral Associate, Urban Ethnography Project, Yale University

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1 Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease in India

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S. Kulkarni

2 Demand for Nutrients in India, 1993–2004*

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S. Kulkarni

3 Dietary Transition in India

Nidhi Kaicker, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha

4 How Pervasive is Eating Out in India?*

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S. Kulkarni

6 Poverty Nutrition Traps in Rural India*

Raghbendra Jha, Raghav Gaiha, and Anurag Sharma

7 Child Undernutrition in India

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S. Kulkarni

8 Affluence, Obesity, and Non-communicable Diseases in India

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S. Kulkarni

9 Food Subsidy, Income Transfer, and the Poor

Raghbendra Jha, Raghav Gaiha, Manoj K. Pandey, and Nidhi Kaicker

10 Policies, Implementation, and Impact

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S. Kulkarni