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

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Sunil Rajpal

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Rockli Kim

Harvard University - Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Rajan Sankar

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Alok Kumar

NITI Aayog, Government of India

William Joe

University of Delhi - Institute of Economic Growth (IEG)

S. V. Subramanian

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Date Written: July 17, 2020

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Rajpal, Sunil and Kim, Rockli and Sankar, Rajan and Kumar, Alok and Joe, William and Subramanian, S. V., Frequently Asked Questions on Child Anthropometric Failures in India (July 17, 2020). 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) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3653938

Sunil Rajpal

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Rockli Kim

Harvard University - Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences ( email )

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United States

Rajan Sankar

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Alok Kumar

NITI Aayog, Government of India ( email )

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William Joe

University of Delhi - Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) ( email )

Delhi, 110007
India

S. V. Subramanian (Contact Author)

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health ( email )

Boston, MA 02115
United States

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