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Household food security in the United States in 1995 : technical report of the food security measurement project


Author:
Bickel, Gary W., Hamilton, William L., and Abt Associates
Year:
1997
Subject:
Food consumption -- United States, Hunger -- United States, Food supply -- United States, food security, and United States
Abstract:
In April 1995, the U.S. Bureau of the Census conducted the first collection of comprehensive food security data as a supplement to its regular Current Population Survey. This survey of approximately 45,000 households is the first to collect the special data needed to measure food insecurity and hunger in a nationally-represented sample of U.S. households. The purpose of this report is to describe the analyses through which the food security scales and food security status variable were developed, as well as related tests of the reliability and validity of these measures.
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Service, Office of Analysis and Evaluation
Collection:
USDA publications