Using quantitative techniques, this volume provides empirical evidence on the crucial role of public provisioning of food, water, sanitation and health care in reducing undernutrition in women and children in India. The linkages are cogently explored and connected to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Key data comes from recent large secondary data at district, household and individual levels and the econometric methodologies are clearly explained. Taken as a whole, it highlights the effects of public provisioning on malnutrition and identifies the relative importance of agricultural growth in resolving the nutrition problems in rural areas of India.
This edited volume will be valuable reading for advanced graduate students, researchers and practitioners in development economics, development studies and nutrition and public health.
"This book provides a focused discussion on wellbeing of women and children in India through the lens of agriculture, and public sector interventions for better health. With growing interest and global awareness on public health issues, this book will serve as an essential resource for teachers, scholars, and policymakers." Dr. Divya Balasubramaniam, Associate Professor of Economics, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia PA, USA.
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List of Contributors
Swarna Sadasivam Vepa and Brinda Viswanathan
Swarna Sadasivam Vepa, Rohit Parasar and Brinda Viswanathan
Anusha G and Swarna Sadasivam Vepa
Brinda Viswanathan and Getsie Immanuel
Naline G and Brinda Viswanathan
Swarna Sadasivam Vepa and Rohit Parasar
Rohit Parasar and R.V. Bhavani
Swarna Sadasivam Vepa