Frequently Asked Questions on Child Anthropometric Failures in India
Joe, William and Kim, Rockli and Kumar, Alok and Sankar, Rajan and Rajpal, Sunil and Subramanian, S. V., Frequently Asked Questions on Child Anthropometric Failures in India (February 8, 2020). Economic & Political Weekly, vol. LV, no. 6 (2020)
6 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2020
Date Written: July 17, 2020
The National Family Health Survey is analysed to develop critical insights on child anthropometric failure in India.The analysis finds non-response of economic growth on nutritional well-being and greater burden among the poor as two fundamental concerns. This calls for strengthening developmental finance for socio-economic upliftment as well as enhanced programmatic support for nutritional interventions. The gaps in analytical inputs for programmatic purposes also deserves attention to unravel intricacies that otherwise remain obscured through customary enquiries. On the one hand, this may serve well to improve policy targeting, and on the other, this can help comprehend the nature and reasons of heterogeneities and inequities in nutritional outcomes across subgroups. Strengthening the analytical capacities of programme managers and health functionaries is recommended.
Keywords: child undernutrition, inequality, socio-economic determinants, policy, anthropometric failure, India
JEL Classification: I15, Y1
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