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Human Development and Malnutrition: The Case of India

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posted on 2019-11-20, 01:17 authored by Harini Swaminathan
Malnutrition, a rising global health concern and a public health priority, currently affects 155 million children from reaching their complete development potential. The human development approach recognises the attainment in three dimensions; a decent standard of living, a long healthy life, and knowledge as central to achieving human progress. The Indian case study in this thesis is an attempt to establish a connection between malnutrition and human development. Secondary data sourced from the Indian Human Development Survey has been used to determine the extent to which socio-economic variables affect this relationship. Primary data has been collected and used from a cluster randomised trial that was designed towards a possible fortified-food based intervention for Anganwadi (pre-school) attending children below 6 years.


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Principal supervisor

Anurag Sharma

Additional supervisor 1

Anthony Harris

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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Business and Economics