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Stereotypes about poverty mean that policymakers aren’t fighting food insecurity

Byrd, Kaitland M., Byrd, W. Carson, Hossfeld, Leslie, Kelly, E. Brooke and Waity, Julia (2018) Stereotypes about poverty mean that policymakers aren’t fighting food insecurity. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (19 Oct 2018). Blog Entry.

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Despite the country’s vast food production and exports, millions of Americans go hungry every day. While many are quick to point the finger at poor spending choices, the reality of food insecurity is far more complex, write Kaitland M. Byrd, W. Carson Byrd, Leslie Hossfeld, E. Brook Kelly, and Julia Waity. They argue that as long as those in poverty are blamed for their own hunger, policy change is unlikely. In the meantime, local efforts such as food pantries and community gardens will continue to try to fill the hap and help the undernourished in America.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2021 13:45
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:12

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