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Food counts. Measuring food consumption and expenditures in household consumption and expenditure surveys (HCES). Introduction to the special issue

Alberto Zezza (), Calogero Carletto, John L. Fiedler, Pietro Gennari and Dean Jolliffe ()

Food Policy, 2017, vol. 72, issue C, 1-6

Abstract: This introductory paper presents the results of an international multi-disciplinary research project on the measurement of food consumption in national household surveys. Food consumption data from household surveys are possibly the single most important source of information on poverty, food security, and nutrition outcomes at national, sub-national and household level, and contribute building blocks to global efforts to monitor progress towards the major international development goals.

Keywords: Food consumption; Household surveys; Questionnaire design (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C81 Q18 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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