Food Security, Poverty and Nutrition Policy Analysis,
Edition 3 Statistical Methods and Applications
By Suresh Babu and Shailendra Gajanan

Publication Date: 22 Sep 2021

Food Security, Poverty and Nutrition Policy Analysis: Statistical Methods and Applications, Third Edition combines statistical data analysis and computer literacy, applying the results to develop policy alternatives through a series of statistical methods for real world food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty problems. The book presents the latest uses of statistical methods for policy analysis using the open source statistical environment R, in addition to having the original Stata files and applications. A new chapter on obesity brings in new datasets for analysis to effectively demonstrate the use of such data for addressing policy issues.

Finally, program evaluation methods which can be directly applied to the data on food security, nutrition, poverty indicators and causal factors are included. This unique, real-world data takes the reader through a "hands-on" approach toward econometric practice whereby they can also test the effects of policy and program interventions. Further, this is the first book to explore actual data with STATA and R statistical packages that also provides a line-by-line guide to the programming and interpretation of results.

Key Features

  • Provides a fully revised and updated tome on the latest technology, assessment advances and policy insights surrounding food security
  • Combines case-studies with data-based analysis
  • Includes self-contained, downloadable datasets, statistical appendices, computer programs, and interpretations of the results for policy applications
About the author
By Suresh Babu, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Capacity Strengthening, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA and Shailendra Gajanan, Professor, Department of Economics, Department of Business Management and Education, University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, USA
Book details
ISBN: 9780128204771
Page Count: 786
Retail Price : £118.00

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Food scientists and nutritionists, consultants, professionals and advanced students involved in the development and implementation of successful policies and programs for addressing the concerns of adequate food supply to the world