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Table of contents (178 p.)
Edited by Giorgio Solimano and Lance Taylor
© The United Nations University, 1980
Proceedings of the Workshop on Impact of Food Price Policies on Nutrition, held at the Centro de Estudios Econůmicos y Sociales del Tercer Mundo (CEESTEM), Mexico City, 22 - 25 March 1978. Co-sponsored by the United Nations University World Hunger Programme and CEESTEM.
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This book was published within the framework and as part of the Sub-programme on Food and Nutrition Requirements and their Fulfilment through Local Diets of the United Nations University's World Hunger Programme. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the United Nations University.
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List of participants
Part 1: Introduction
Price policy and the food that people consume
The stylized facts and a model of them
How the model works
Some numerical examples
The effects of changes in real income on nutrition
Human needs and the objectives of development
Surveillance and evaluation
Part II: Case studies
Food distribution, consumption, and price policies in Mexico
Problems in implementing programmes to control or stabilize staple food prices in Jamaica
Processed staple foods
The food intelligence division
Monitoring supply movements
Food price and subsidy policies and nutrition: experiences in Trinidad-Tobago
Production, distribution, and pricing of selected products
The distribution of income and food consumption by income level: a presentation of the situation in Chile and the Dominican republic
Consumption level and available family income
Relation between economic status and food consumption level in the Dominican republic and Chile
Redistribution of income and its implications for food availability and prices
Economic policies and the nutritional status of the urban poor in Chile, 1968-1976
The food buying power index (ICCA: el indice de capacidad de compra de alimentos)
The food buying capacity index (ICCA)
Economic policies and their effect on the food buying capacity of the urban poor
The food buying capacity index and trends in the nutritional situation of the urban poor in Chile
Part III: Basis for policy interventions and research priorities
Guidelines for discussion groups
Conclusions from the meeting of discussion group I: "Marketing and monitoring systems"
Conclusions from the meeting of discussion group II: "Definition of standards"
Conclusions from the meeting of discussion group III: "Price and income policies"
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