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Published: 24 January 1991

392 Pages | line drawings and tables


ISBN: 9780198283652

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Hunger and Public Action

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

Clarendon Press

WIDER Studies in Development Economics

  • In the 1980s, famines in several African countries claimed the lives of more than 1 million people
  • In response, in 1989, UNU-WIDER published Hunger and Public Action, the first book of its kind
  • This text helped to change the way people looked at development to think beyond GDP and explore the nutritional, economic, social, and political issues involved in the analysis of hunger
  • 'If [this] book has the impact it deserves […] it may save the lives of millions'. William St. Clair, The Financial Times, 1989
  • An open access publication available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO licence

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