Social Safety Nets and Nutrient Deprivation: An Analysis of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Program and the Public Distribution System in India

Raghbendra, Jha, Bhattacharyya, Sambit and Raghav, Gaiha (2011) Social Safety Nets and Nutrient Deprivation: An Analysis of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Program and the Public Distribution System in India. Journal of Asian Economics, 22 (2). pp. 189-201. ISSN 1467-8381

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Abstract

Using primary data collected during 2007/08 we examine nutritional status with respect to two macronutrients as well as various micronutrients of rural households in three Indian states: Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan and find serious deficiencies in regard to these nutrients in all three states. The impact of two policy interventions (NREG and PDS) on nutrient intake is considered and significant impacts are discovered. The impact effects of a change in these policy measures are also computed. Finally, to assess the impact on undernutrition, both the nutrient-income relation and how the proportions of undernourished vary are considered.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Depositing User: Sambit Bhattacharyya
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:50
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2012 07:52
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18594
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