Economic Development, Inequality and Malnutrition in India

37 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2012

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Arnab Mukherji

Center for Public Policy, IIM Bangalore

Divya Rajaraman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Hema Swaminathan

Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore

Date Written: January 25, 2010

Abstract

Economic development and inequality is known to have an impact on health outcomes. We show this to be true in India where we study the effect of economic status on under and over nutrition. Inequality is measured using income or assets and we show that both matter for malnutrition. We find women are at much higher risk of being malnourished and this risk increases with age. Our results suggest that while under nutrition should remain a policy priority, rising over nutrition in the population cannot be ignored by nutritional planners.

Suggested Citation

Mukherji, Arnab and Rajaraman, Divya and Swaminathan, Hema, Economic Development, Inequality and Malnutrition in India (January 25, 2010). IIM Bangalore Research Paper No. 301. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2125795 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2125795

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Divya Rajaraman

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Hema Swaminathan

Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore ( email )

Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore, Karnataka 560076
India

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