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Demand for Nutrients in India: An Analysis Based on the 50th, 61st and 66th Rounds of the NSS

Publisher: ASARC

In response to the Deaton and Dreze explanation of a downward shift in the calorie Engel curve in terms of lower requirements due to health improvements and lower activity levels in India, this paper is developed as an alternative explanation embedded in a standard demand theory framework, with food price and expenditure effects and shifting food and expenditure elasticities. The analysis is carried out with unit record data for three NSS rounds over the period 1993–2009: 50th, 61st and 66th.

Author(s): Raghav Gaiha, Nidhi Kaicker, Katsushi Imai, Ganesh Thapa | Views(628)

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