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Food insecurity exists in every county across the U.S., making food assistance critical for millions in need

Waxman, Elaine, Satoh, Amy and Gundersen, Craig (2014) Food insecurity exists in every county across the U.S., making food assistance critical for millions in need. LSE American Politics and Policy (16 Sep 2014). Website.

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Abstract

While food insecurity in America is by no means a new problem, it has been made worse by the Great Recession. Now, about 49 million people in the U.S. are living in food insecure households, and nearly 47 million receive assistance from national food banks. Looking at the results of Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap study, Elaine Waxman, Amy Satoh & Craig Gundersen write that unemployment is a major driver of the food insecurity which exists in every county in the U.S. They argue that food insecurity can be addressed through improving people’s participation in federal food assistance programs, especially among children.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2014 09:42
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2020 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59832

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