martes, 22 de mayo de 2012

Rising Food Prices and Children’s Welfare



By:Nora Lustig (Division of Policy and Practice,UNICEF)
URL:http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:uce:wbrief:1201&r=lam
After three consecutive decades of decline, world prices of food commodities have risen over the past few years at an alarming pace. Rising food prices are a cause of major concern because high food prices bring significant and immediate setbacks for poverty reduction, nutrition, social stability, inflation and a rules-based trading system. Food prices are unique since food is unlike any other good. Food is essential for survival; it is the most basic of basic needs
Keywords:child poverty, child disparities, policy design, measuring poverty, development strategies,food prices,basic needs,poverty reduction, nutrition, social stability

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