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The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 3: Endemic Hunger Volume 3: Endemic Hunger

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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 10/1991





Trama

This last of three volumes addressing a wide range of issues relating to the role of public action in combating hunger and deprivation in the modern world, deals with strategic options for the elimination of endemic hunger. The topics covered include: the comparative extent of hunger and deprivation in different parts of the world; the influence of food production; the interconnections between economic growth and public support; the role of economic diversification in reducing vulnerability; the potential impact of direct public provisioning on living standards; and the politics of public action. In addition to general analyses, the book examines the international relevance of a number of specific country experiences in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.




Note Editore

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. WIDER The World Institute for Development Economics Research, established in 1984, started work in Helsinki in 1985, with the financial support of the Government of Finland. The principal purpose of the Institute is to help identify and meet the need for policy-oriented socio-economic research on pressing global and development problems and their inter-relationships. WIDER's research projects are grouped into three main themes: hunger and poverty; money, finance, and trade; and development and technological transformation. Volume III deals with the strategic options for the elimination of endemic hunger. The topics covered include: the comparative extent of hunger and deprivation in different parts of the world; the influence of food production; the interconnections between economic growth and public support; the role of economic diversification in reducing vulnerability; the potential impact of direct public provisioning on living standards; and the politics of public action. In addition to general analyses, the book examines the international relevance of a number of specific country experiences in Asia, Africa, and Latin America (including those of China, India, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Kenya, Bangladesh, and Nigeria).




Sommario

Carl Riskin: Feeding China: the experience since 1949; Sudhir Anand & Ravi Kanbur: Public policy and basic needs provision: intervention and achievement in Sri Lanka; Ignacy Sachs: Growth and poverty: some lessons from Brazil; Ravi Kanbur: Malnutrition and poverty in Latin America; Peter Svedberg: Undernutrition in sub-Saharan Africa: a critical assessment of the evidence; Francis Idachaba: Policy options for African agriculture; Judith Heyer: Poverty and food deprivation in Kenya's smallholder agriculture; Samuel Wangwe: The contribution of industry to solving the food problem in Africa; Siddiq Osmani: The food problems of Bangladesh; Kaushik Basu: The elimination of persistent hunger in South Asia: policy options







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ISBN:

9780198286370

Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: WIDER Studies in Development Economics
Dimensioni: 243 x 28.0 x 162 mm Ø 738 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:numerous line drawings and tables
Pagine Arabe: 412






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