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Little or no association between economic growth and child nutrition

Little or no association between economic growth and child nutrition

It seems that a long-drawn-out battle among economists about economic growth trickling down into development has found some solid answer. A recent paper published in the Lancet Global Health journal (April, 2014), which has been jointly written by a team of experts based on evidence from 121 Demographic and Health Surveys from 36 low-income and middle-income countries shows that there exists little or no association between increases in per capita GDP* and reductions in early childhood nutrition** (measured in terms of stunting, underweight, and wasting). (Please see the links below). Traditionally, economists believe that rise in economic growth leads to gains in average income, especially improving the incomes of poor people,...

Health expense is a major burden on rural citizenry

The share of total expenditure on medical and healthcare is comparatively higher for an average rural citizen than his/her urban...

Women entrepreneurs face constraints in accessing finance

A new report entitled Improving Access to Finance for Women-owned Businesses in India (2014), jointly produced by the International Finance...

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