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On comparison of nutritional deprivation: an illustration using Foster Greer Thorbecke criterion

Udaya Mishra and Rudra Narayan Mishra

Applied Economics Letters, 2009, vol. 16, issue 10, 1021-1024

Abstract: This is an illustrative note on application of Foster Greer Thorbecke (FGT) criterion to measurement and comparison of undernourishment among children. Given the semblance between head-count measure of poverty and measuring undernourishment among children, there arises a need for application of FGT criterion in assessment of undernourishment as well. This not only helps in assessing intensity and inequality aspect but also can adjust the head count accounting for both to make a valid comparison on levels of undernourishment across situations.

Date: 2009
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