The Deaton–Dreze (2009) explanation of a decline in calorie intake despite rapid economic growth in terms of lower calorie ‘requirements’ is incomplete. This chapter fills this gap by taking into account the influences of food prices, growing affluence, urbanization and life-style changes and less strenuous activity levels. Insights into changing consumer preferences are given.
|Title of host publication||Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience|
|Editors||Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha & Vani S Kulkarni|
|Place of Publication||New Delhi, India|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|