Poverty, Development and Food: Essays in honour of H. W. by Edward J. Clay, John Shaw

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It is implicit in most applications that these normal values and ranges can be applied to cross-population comparisons. 3. e. optimum) levels. 4. The procedure for quantifying malnutrition in a population is then, in theory at least, straightforward. g. take as being malnourished all people who have body weights less than two standard deviations below the reference mean). Alternatively, we could measure food consumption and count as either the current, or likely future, malnourished all those people whose intakes are so low as to be more likely the result of food restriction than of their having unusually low requirements for the maintenance of their preferred states.

C. , (1977) 'The presentation and use of height and weight data for comparing the nutritional status of groups of children under the age of 10 years', WHO Bulletin, no. 55, pp. 489-98. 3 The Changing Role of Developing Countries in International Trade 1 Tim Josling INTRODUCTION It is only to be expected that the patterns of production and trade which underlie international economic relationships among countries will change over time. Sometimes this change is so slow as to allow the patterns themselves to be taken as constants; at other times the change is rapid enough to alter our conception of the world economy.

Not only are children in Kerala pronounced to be malnourished simply because they are smaller than they could be: in terms of the 'human capital' paradigm, their present condition is also a measure of future human capital foregone. 2. If, as the model proposes, individuals with no food constraints automatically assume their preferred states of nutritional health, then studying healthy populations will provide us with normative values of variables - body dimensions, growth rates, blood levels etc.

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