Struggle for Health: A Case Study of Malnutrition and ill-Health among South Indian Tribals

By: Stuart Gillespie

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This book is based on a longitudinal study conducted in four small tribal villages in south India between February 1985 and February 1986. The study investigates the socio economic aspects of malnutrition and ill health, while documenting the complex dynamics of food and health care provisioning in these communities. A central hypothesis that structured the work was that economic inequality within the population was insufficient for inter household income differences to be related to child nutritional well being. Rather, child nutrition status was posited as being particularly associated with seasonal peaks in maternal labour participation and child disease incidence. The results highlight some important conditions for improving the nutrition and health of poor rural Indian population groups, with implications for policy that go beyond the traditional confines of nutrition and health professionals. It is a book of value for students and professional engaged in research and action on issues of nutrition and health, not only in India, but worldwide. Printed Pages: 164.

Title: Struggle for Health: A Case Study of Malnutrition and ill-Health among South Indian Tribals

Author Name: Stuart Gillespie

Categories: India, Health,

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd: 1993

ISBN: 8170224632

ISBN 13: 9788170224631

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 700603

Keywords: Struggle for Health: A Case Study of Malnutrition and ill-Health among South Indian Tribals Stuart Gillespie