Accepted Paper:

Does inclusive growth reduce nutritional inequality?  

Author:

Mayumi Yamada (Ritsumeikan University)

Paper short abstract:

This paper investigates nutritional inequality, which uniquely but negatively influences global human development. Investigating the health data in countries with rapid economic growth, this research alerts to the fact that inclusive growth may not simply improve people's nutritional choices.

Paper long abstract:

The concept of inequality has been researched by a number of scholars and development practitioners. After reviewing the existing knowledge on income, health, education and gender disparities, this paper further investigates the complication of nutritional inequality, which uniquely but negatively influences global human development. Investigating the available health data in countries with rapid economic growth, this research alerts to the fact that increasing income per capita (or GNI) may contribute to improving people's food access, but not always making their "nutritional choices" better. This study explores how inclusive growth can reduce nutritional inequality.

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Health and nutritional outcomes: progress and inequalities