Adequacy of dietary intakes and poverty in India: Trends in the 1990s

Ajay Mahal, Anup Karan

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Linear programming methods, indicators of nutritional adequacy from the Indian Council of Medical Research and household expenditure survey data from the National Sample Survey Organization were used to construct poverty lines for India. Poverty ratios were calculated for 1993a??1994 and 1999a??2000 on the basis of nutritional adequacy poverty lines and compared to official estimates of poverty based on energy requirements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57 - 74
Number of pages18
JournalEconomics and Human Biology
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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