Berg, Alan D.
October 1967
Foreign Affairs;Oct67, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p126
In this article the author investigates the link between malnutrition and national economic development. The author discusses the observation that malnourished children may emerge from childhood lacking the ability to reach their full genetic intellectual potential introduces a frightening note into theories of national development. He also explores the relationship of malnutrition to mental retardation that dramatizes the issue. In addition, the author emphasizes the conclusion that malnutrition decreases a worker's productivity that has an impact on the economy.


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