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The spatial distribution of calorie deficiency in rural India in the last three quinquennial rounds of NSS

Jha, Raghbendra


This paper computes calorie deficiency indicators across 75 NSS regions for the quinquennial rounds of 1987.88, 1993.94 and 1999.2000. Calorie requirements according to sedentary, moderate and heavy levels of work are used. There appears to be a sharp drop in the incidence of calorie deficiency according to each of these norms. However, regional inequality in calorie deficiency has persisted over time. The economic reforms program has been unable to make any significant dent on the spatial...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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