Poverty and Famines

Poverty and Famines : An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

By (author) Amartya K. Sen


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This book focuses on the causes of starvation in general and famines in particular. The traditional analysis of famines is shown to be fundamentally defective, and the author develops an alternative analysis.

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 142.24 x 223.52 x 20.32mm | 314g
  • 20 Jan 1983
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford
  • English
  • Reprint
  • text-figures, tables
  • 0198284632
  • 9780198284635
  • 426,671

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

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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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