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Micronutrient deprivation and poverty nutrition trap in rural India

Jha, Raghbendra; Gaiha, Raghav; Sharma, Anurag


We test for the existence of a Poverty Nutrition Trap (PNT) in the case of five important micronutrients- calcium, carotene, iron, riboflavin, and thiamine, for three categories of wages: sowing, harvesting, and other for male and female workers separately. We use household level national data for rural India for the period January to June 1994 and robust sample selection procedures due to Heckman to arrive at consistent and efficient estimates. It is discovered that the PNT exists for calcium...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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