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Effect of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) on malnutrition of infants in Rajasthan, India: a mixed methods study

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Objectives Analyse the effect of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), a wage-for-employment policy of the Indian Government, on infant malnutrition and delineate the pathways through which MGNREGA affects infant malnutrition. Hypothesis: MGNREGA could reduce infant malnutrition through positive effects on household food security and infant feeding. Method Mixed methods using cross-sectional study and focus group discussions conducted in Dungarpur district, Raj...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0075089

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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University of Oxford
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PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
9
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ARTN e75089
Publication date:
2013-09-25
Acceptance date:
2013-08-11
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1932-6203
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1932-6203
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uuid:298a92c9-51ab-4784-bda0-6ef079b40b4b
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431239
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pubs:431239
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English
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