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The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 2: Famine Prevention$
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Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198286363

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286363.001.0001

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Market Responses to Anti-hunger Policies: Effects on Wages, Prices and Employment

Market Responses to Anti-hunger Policies: Effects on Wages, Prices and Employment

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(p.241) 5 Market Responses to Anti-hunger Policies: Effects on Wages, Prices and Employment
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The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 2: Famine Prevention
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Martin Ravallion

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286363.003.0006

Market responses can enhance or undermine anti-hunger policies, and an understanding of these responses can provide important clues for policy analysis and design. This chapter explores alternative anti-hunger policies. It considers major anti-hunger public policies for specific groups, investigates the ways in which markets may respond, and examines their various implications. It also sheds light on some less obvious elements of anti-hunger policies such as price stabilization policies, improvement of rural credit, etc. It is argued that the choice between compatible policies depends crucially on market responses.

Keywords:   transfer policies, stabilization policies, market response, relief work, food pricing policies

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