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Myths and Realities of Child Nutrition

In his article Arvind Panagariya argues that (a) the prevailing narrative of child malnutrition being worse in India “than nearly all Sub-Saharan African countries with lower per capita incomes” is false, (b) that this notion is an “artefact of a faulty methodology”, and (c) that the nutrition...

Poverty and Malnutrition at Extremes of South Asian Food Systems

Barbara Harriss Stuart Gillespie Jane Pryer The close empirical association between material poverty (whether of assets or of income) and malnutrition in children has come under scrutiny following counterintuitive evidence. Child nutrition indicators may not be good calibrators for anti-poverty targeting, and vice versa, if such a misfit is widespread. A number of reasons have been advanced to account for relationships of misfit between poverty and malnutrition. All such reasons concern the interpretive significance of indicators and concepts used.
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