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Measuring malnutrition and dietary diversity: theory and evidence from India

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OPHI working paper no. 108
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Adequate nutrition constitutes one of the most basic dimensions of human well-being. Ample evidence exists for the functional link between a diverse diet and health outcomes or economic performance. However, a concise measure to capture nutritional diversity that utilizes typical household-level data, often the only data available in developing countries, is yet to be developed. In this paper, I propose a theoretical framework for such a measure by extending the Alkire-Foster (AF) methodology...

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Peer reviewed
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Department:
Oxford, SSD, International Development
Publisher:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative Publisher's website
Journal:
OPHI Working Papers Journal website
Issue:
108
Pages:
1-30
Publication date:
2017-01-15
Acceptance date:
2017-01-06
ISSN:
2040-8188
Pubs id:
pubs:671370
URN:
uri:bedbcd5f-6783-4bff-ad53-e9e69b0927c3
UUID:
uuid:bedbcd5f-6783-4bff-ad53-e9e69b0927c3
Local pid:
pubs:671370
ISBN:
978-19-0719-491-11

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