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Poverty nutrition trap in rural India

Jha, Raghbendra; Gaiha, Raghav; Sharma, Anurag

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The contribution of the present paper is threefold. First, we formally test whether the effect of calorie deprivation on wages is more significant/higher for the lower quantiles of workers. In the extant literature this is established through non-linear terms in the wage equation. A more satisfactory method of doing this is through quantile regressions. Second, the quantile regression approach helps us identify the exact group for which the poverty-nutrition trap holds. The extant literature is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/43239
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/43239

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