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Is Economic Growth Associated With Reduction In Child Undernutrition In India?

Date Added: Mar 2011
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Economic growth is widely perceived as a major policy instrument in reducing childhood undernutrition in India. The authors assessed the association between changes in state per capita income and the risk of undernutrition among children in India. Data for this analysis came from three cross-sectional waves of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) conducted in 1992 - 93, 1998 - 99, and 2005 - 06 in India. The sample sizes in the three waves were 33,816, 30,383, and 28,876 children, respectively.