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Rising Food Prices and Children’s Welfare

Nora Lustig ()

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Abstract: After three consecutive decades of decline, world prices of food commodities have risen over the past few years at an alarming pace. Rising food prices are a cause of major concern because high food prices bring significant and immediate setbacks for poverty reduction, nutrition, social stability, inflation and a rules-based trading system. Food prices are unique since food is unlike any other good. Food is essential for survival; it is the most basic of basic needs.

Keywords: food prices; poverty reduction; food prices; nutrition; children (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2012
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