Agricultural Development Economics
 

Publication

Title
Nutrition intake and economic growth: Studies on the cost of hunger
Author
Kiyoshi Taniguchi, Xiaojun Wang
Publication date
07/02/2003
Abstract
This publication contains three in-depth studies on the cost of hunger. These studies: 1) review the theoretical background to and the empirical evidence of how nutrition intake affects economic growth; 2) investigate the relationship between dietary energy supply and economic growth; and 3) present a country case study on the cost of hunger in Sri Lanka in order to find the dual causality of increased protein intake and economic growth.