Gupta, S., Seth, P., Abraham, M., Pingali, P.
Article on a study using two panel-datasets to distinguish the pandemic's impact on non-staples versus staples in relation to household food availability and women’s diet diversity at the national, state, and district levels in four economically backward districts in India. Both the primary and secondary data indicate a decline in household food expenditures and women’s dietary diversity in May 2020 compared to May 2019, particularly for non-staples like meats, eggs, vegetables and fruits. The findings contribute to the growing body of evidence of women's disproportionate vulnerability to economic shocks, the impact of a staple grain focused safety net program, and restricted markets on the access and availability of diverse nutritious foods.
- COVID-19 Pandemic
- Social Support and Protection
- Women and/or Girls
- South Asia
- Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)
- Adult women
- Adults (men and/or women 19+ years old)
- Women (adults and/or adolescents)
- Journal article