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Published by Social Policy and Development Centre in [Karachi] .
Written in English


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Statementby Haroon Jamal.
SeriesResearch report -- no. 51
ContributionsSocial Policy and Development Centre (Pakistan)
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p. ;
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21041636M
LC Control Number2007432749

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JAMAL: Price and Income Effects on Urban Undernutrition by Foster, Greer and Thorbeke (FGT), uses various powers of the proportional gap between the observed and the required nutrition intake as the weights to indicate the level of intensity of undernourishment. The higher the power the greater the weight assigned to a given level ofCited by: 1. The results are used in Section IV to simulate the effects of budget shifts on various measures of the extent of caloric undernutrition. Section V offers some conclusions. The model gives an elasticity of about at mean points (so that, e.g., a 10% increase in income Cited by: Meng, Xin & Gong, Xiaodong & Wang, Youjuan, "Impact of Income Growth and Economic Reform on Nutrition Intake in Urban China: ," IZA Discussion Papers , Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).Huang, Jikun & Bouis, Howarth, "Structural changes in the demand for food in Asia: empirical evidence from Taiwan," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 26(1), pages , . Undernutrition describes a condition whereby normal nutritional guidelines and recommendations are not met. It can result from inadequate food intake, poor absorption of nutrients or excessive loss of nutrients. Undernutrition may or may not be accompanied by malnutrition, a medical condition that may be caused by an improper or inadequate diet.

more common in middle-income countries undergoing rapid nutrition transition (10). Finally, this burden is also observed at the population level – with both undernutrition and overweight, obesity or NCDs prevalent in the same community, region or nation. Undernutrition and overweight, obesity or NCDs now coexist in many countries. The economic burden of undernutrition, for example, and its impacts on poverty have reached global proportions. Every year, US$ trillion, or percent of global GDP, is lost due to undernutrition. In some countries such as Ethiopia, the cost of undernutrition can amount to as much as % of GDP. And remember, it is primarily the. The effects on human health. Besides undernutrition, malnutrition also includes micronutrient-deficient diets and overweight and obesity. Chronic malnutrition can have serious, often life-threatening, health consequences, especially for children. Undernutrition a occurs when people do not eat (or absorb) enough nutrients to cover their needs for energy and growth, or to maintain a healthy immune system. Micronutrient deficiencies are a sub-category of undernutrition and occur when the body lacks one or more micronutrients (e.g. iron, iodine, zinc, vitamin A or folate).These deficiencies usually affect growth and immunity but some cause.

Almost 1 billion people suffer from undernutrition in developing countries. In this book, Professor Svedberg provides a detailed analytical study of undernutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa, the worst affected area, and provides crucial advice for all those concerned in development worldwide. food price increases. Given that Nepal’s poorest households spend more than 75% of their income on food, high food prices will continue to erode the recent gains made in poverty alleviation. Insuffi cient health services remain a determinant of undernutrition File Size: 2MB.   Child Undernutrition in India. There is a strong case for income growth together with food price stabilisation in curbing child undernutrition. the price of eggs has a positive effect; and. But the proportion below the lower cut-off also rises from about 31 per cent to close to 37 per cent. In urban areas, more than a quarter of the households (about 28 per cent) consumed less than calories in More than twice this proportion (about 58 per cent Cited by: 1.