Undernourishment and Economic Growth: The Efficiency Cost of Hunger (Economic & Social Development Papers) (Paperback)Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (author)
Paperback 66 Pages / Published: 30/10/2001
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This paper investigates the effect of undernourishment on economic growth. In addition to the basic relationship on health, a number of other important relationships are investigated: (a) regional differences regarding the impact of under-nourishment on growth; (b) the impact that possible errors in measuring nutritional variables may have on the robustness of the estimated nutrition-growth relationship; and ©the existence of "nutritional traps", i.e. the vicious circle of low nutrition-low economic growth-low nutrition. The basic conclusion of the paper - that undernourishment can be a serious handicap in the efforts of countries to achieve economic growth - suggests that actions taken to feed the hungry have a strong growth dimension in addition to their humanitarian character.
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Number of pages: 66
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