Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2011

Journal or Book Title

Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

Volume

33

Issue

3

First Page or Article ID Number

281

Last Page

303

DOI

10.1093/aepp/ppr022

Abstract

Food insecurity is experienced by millions of Americans, and its prevalence has increased dramatically in recent years. Due to its prevalence and many demonstrated negative health consequences, food insecurity is one of the most important nutrition-related public health issues in the U.S. In this article, we cover how economic insights and models have improved our understanding of the determinants of food insecurity, the effects of food insecurity on health outcomes, and the impact of food assistance programs on food insecurity. We conclude with a discussion of several issues where economists can provide further insights.

JEL Classification

I1, I3, D12

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Gundersen, Craig, Brent Kreider, and John Pepper. "The economics of food insecurity in the United States." Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 33, no. 3 (2011): 281-303. doi: 10.1093/aepp/ppr022. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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