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Poverty and Famines : An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation - Amartya Sen

Poverty and Famines

An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

Paperback Published: 20th January 1983
ISBN: 9780198284635
Number Of Pages: 270

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The main focus of this book is on the causation of starvation in general and of famines in particular. The author develops the alternative method of analysis--the 'entitlement approach'--concentrating on ownership and exchange, not on food supply. The book also provides a general analysis of the characterization and measurement of poverty. Various approaches used in economics, sociology, and political theory are critically examined. The predominance of distributional issues, including distribution between different occupation groups, links up the problem of conceptualizing poverty with that of analyzing starvation.

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The best book on famine available-important theoretical perspective, good case-study material. * Barbara D. Miller, Cornell University *

Prefacep. vii
Poverty and Entitlementsp. 1
Concepts of Povertyp. 9
Poverty: Identification and Aggregationp. 24
Starvation and Faminesp. 39
The Entitlement Approachp. 45
The Great Bengal Faminep. 52
The Ethiopian Faminep. 86
Drought and Famine in the Sahelp. 113
Famine in Bangladeshp. 131
Entitlements and Deprivationp. 154
Exchange Entitlementp. 167
Illustrative Models of Exchange Entitlementp. 174
Measurement of Povertyp. 185
Famine Mortality: a Case Studyp. 195
Bibliographyp. 217
Subject Indexp. 250
Name Indekp. 252
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ISBN: 9780198284635
ISBN-10: 0198284632
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 20th January 1983
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37

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