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Nutrition economics : principles and policy applications.

Babu, Suresh. (Author). Gajanan, S.N. (Added Author). Hallam, J. Arne. (Added Author).
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Subject: Nutrition > Economic aspects.
Food supply > Economic aspects.
Nutrition > Government policy.
Food supply > Government policy.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 0128011505
  • ISBN: 9780128011508
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Elsevier : 2016.

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Formatted Contents Note: Front Cover; Nutrition Economics; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; A. Introduction; 1 Why Study the Economics of Nutrition?; Organization of the Book Chapters; 2 Global Nutritional Challenges and Targets: A Development and Policy Perspective; Global Nutrition Challenges; Calorie-Deficient Diet; Micronutrient Deficiencies; Stunting; Wasting; Overweight and Obesity; Exclusive Breast Feeding; Lower Birth Weight; Malnutrition From a Development and Policy Perspective; How can the Global Community Organize to Achieve the Global Nutrition Goals?; Global Nutrition Goals for 2025
What Have We Learned and How Do We Move Forward?Increasing Investments in Nutrition; The Role of Continued Documentation of Evidence; Increasing the Commitment to Nutrition; Monitoring and Tracking Nutrition Progress; Investing in Open Data Systems; Recent Global Initiatives; Policy Process and Best Practices; Local Ownership and Leadership; The Role of Civil Society; Multisectoral Approach; Emerging Challenges; Research Gaps; Conclusions; Exercises; 3 A Conceptual Framework for Investing in Nutrition: Issues, Challenges, and Analytical Approaches
Problems of Poverty, Hunger, and MalnutritionCauses of Malnutrition: A Conceptual Framework; Rationale for Investing in Nutrition; Nutrition and Other Development Objectives; Nutrition Challenges and Their Economic Policy Analysis; Conclusions; Exercises; B. Economic Analysis of Nutrition; 4 Microeconomic Nutrition Policy; Introduction; The Household as the Decision-Making Unit; Household Equilibrium and Demand for Nutrients; Basic Concepts of Demand for Food; Income Elasticity of Demand; Derivation of Engel Curves From Income Consumption Lines
Deriving the Household Demand Curve for a Fiber-Rich DietIncome and Substitution Effects; Demand for Nonfood Factors for Optimal Nutrition; Production of Nutrition With Food and Nonfood Inputs; Dynamics of Nutrition Choices; Cultural Factors Affecting Food Consumption and Nutrition; Conclusions; Exercises; 5 Macroeconomic Aspects of Nutrition Policy; Introduction; Conceptual Framework; Nutritional Impact of Macroeconomic Shocks and Policies; Elements of Macroeconomic Policy and Their Implications1; How Do Macroeconomic Adjustment Policies Affect Nutritional Outcomes?
Analytical Methods for Studying the Impact of Macroeconomic Policies on NutritionPartial Equilibrium Analysis; General Equilibrium Modeling; A social accounting matrix (SAM) as an accounting system: a conceptual framework; Poverty Analysis Macroeconomics Simulator; Linking the macroeconomic framework to nutrition and poverty; Macro-Meso-Micro Policy Linkages in the Context of Nutrition; Conclusion; Exercises; C. Economics of Nutrient Demand; 6 Consumer Theory and Estimation of Demand for Food; Derivation of Consumer Demand Functions; Block Additivity; Direct Additivity
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