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Who Are the World’s Food Insecure? Identifying the Risk Factors of Food Insecurity Around the World

Michael D. Smith and Birgit Meade

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2019, vol. June 2019, issue 05

Abstract: The Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) created by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization in 2014 provides a standardized measure of people’s direct experiences of food insecurity and allows valid comparisons across countries. Using the FIES, researchers found that low levels of education, weak social networks, and the inability of a person to count on family and friends in times of need were common risk factors for food insecurity.

Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Financial Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Health Economics and Policy; International Development; International Relations/Trade (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302721

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