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Income inequality and the double burden of under- and overnutrition in India.

Authors
  • Subramanian, S V
  • Kawachi, Ichiro
  • Smith, George Davey
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2007
Volume
61
Issue
9
Pages
802–809
Identifiers
PMID: 17699536
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Rapidly developing economies, besides experiencing paradoxical health patterns, are typically characterised by increased levels of income inequality. This study suggests that the twin burden of undernutrition and overnutrition in India is more likely to occur in high-inequality states. Focusing on economic equity via redistribution policies may have a substantial impact in reducing the prevalence of both undernutrition and overnutrition.

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