Limits to Economic Growth: Why Direct Investments Are Needed to Address Child Undernutrition in India
Subramanyam, Malavika A
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CitationSubramanian, S V, and Malavika A Subramanyam. 2015. “Limits to Economic Growth: Why Direct Investments Are Needed to Address Child Undernutrition in India.” J Korean Med Sci 30 (Suppl 2): S131. doi:10.3346/jkms.2015.30.s2.s131.
AbstractAbout two of every five undernourished young children of the world live in India. These high levels of child undernutrition have persisted in India for several years, even in its relatively well-developed states. Moreover, this pattern was observed during a period of rapid economic growth. Evidence from India and other developing countries suggests that economic growth has little to no impact on reducing child undernutrition. We argue that a growth-mediated strategy is unlikely to be effective in tackling child undernutrition unless growth is pro-poor and leads to investment in programs addressing the root causes of this persistent challenge.
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