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dc.contributor.authorBhalotra, Sonia R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:43:04Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:43:04Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291901873en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52893-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the effect of a food subsidy programme in India on child malnutrition by addressing the following linked questions using household survey data that includes information on usage of the public distribution system. First, does the food subsidy induce higher expenditures on food? Second, are there gender inequalities in the distribution of food within the household, and in the gains from the food subsidy? Third, does food spending impact on child health? Is this effect similar for boys and girls and in the short and the medium term? These questions are of interest with respect to the unusually high incidence of malnutrition in India, and they are topical in the context of current and controversial reform of the public distribution system through which the food subsidy operates.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2002/32en_US
dc.subject.jelI1en_US
dc.subject.jelI3en_US
dc.subject.jelO1en_US
dc.subject.jelH4en_US
dc.subject.jelD1en_US
dc.subject.jelC2en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordchild malnutritionen_US
dc.subject.keywordfood subsidiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordwelfareen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealthen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.keywordIndiaen_US
dc.subject.stwNahrungsmittelsubventionen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwUnterernährungen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwIndienen_US
dc.titleWelfare implications of fiscal reform: The case of food subsidies in Indiaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn346207509en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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