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The Determinants of Rural Household Food Security for Landless Households of the Punjab, Pakistan

Muhammad Khalid Bashir, Steven Schilizzi and Ram Pandit ()

No 126035, Working Papers from University of Western Australia, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Abstract: This paper examines the situation of food security for the landless rural households of the Punjab province in Pakistan. Primary data from 576 landless households were collected from 12 districts of the province. About 27% of the sample households were measured to be food insecure. Household’s monthly income and household head’s education levels of middle and intermediate were positively impacting household food security. On the other hand, household heads’ age and family size were negatively associated with household food security. Rural household food security can be improved by focussing on education, creation of income generating opportunities and family planning programs.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Consumer/Household Economics; Food Security and Poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 13
Date: 2012-06-21
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.126035

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