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dc.contributor.authorDrèze, Jean
dc.contributor.authorSen, Amartya
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-02T11:44:35Z
dc.date.available2020-06-02T11:44:35Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/39429
dc.description.abstractThis book analyses the role of public action in solving the problem of hunger in the modern world. The study is divided into four parts. The first, making extensive use of the concepts of entitlements and capabilities explores the interaction of nutritional, economic, social, and political elements and their influence on hunger and deprivation. The problem of famine prevention is the main focus of the second part, with special attention given to Africa and India. The third part is devoted to the issue of fighting chronic undernourishment and the lessons to be learnt from the policies of China, India, and some other countries. The last part draws together the main themes and concerns of the earlier chapters, and provides an integrated view of the role of public action in eliminating hunger. The study suggests that there is indeed some space for public action in solving the problem of hunger and deprivation. In the case of famine prevention, social security could provide early warning systems and employment provision plans. To fight endemic deprivation, the authors suggest, among other things, that basic health care, elementary education, and food programmes should be looked at.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCP Political economyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCM Development economics & emerging economiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCR Welfare economicsen_US
dc.subject.othercapabilityen_US
dc.subject.otherchronic undernourishmenten_US
dc.subject.otherdeprivationen_US
dc.subject.otherentitlementsen_US
dc.subject.otherfamineen_US
dc.subject.otherhungeren_US
dc.subject.otherpublic actionen_US
dc.subject.othersocial securityen_US
dc.titleHunger and Public Actionen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1093/0198283652.001.0001en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb9501915-cdee-4f2a-8030-9c0b187854b2en_US
oapen.relation.isFundedByc9be6ad3-6692-452d-a1f3-a3e6c74f0fe2en_US
oapen.pages392en_US
oapen.place.publicationOxforden_US


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