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The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 1: Entitlement and Well-being

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen


This book is the first of three volumes. Every year millions of people are losing their lives around the world, undeterred by the widespread opulence and remarkably higher per capita income, because of sporadic famines, endemic undernourishment, and destitution; let alone those hundreds of millions leading lives of never-ending vulnerability and want. This book is a collection of twenty six chapters in three volumes. There are ten chapters in this first volume. The book as a whole attempts to explore many of the vague phenomena as to the characteristics, causation, and possible antidotes of hu ... More

Keywords: famine, undernourishment, deprivation, destitution, poverty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198286356
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286356.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean Drèze, editor
Delhi School of Economics
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Amartya Sen, editor
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