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Conference on Food Security Measurement and Research : papers and proceedings : January 21-22, 1994, Washington, D.C


Author:
Conference on Food Security Measurement and Research (1994 : Washington, D.C.), United States Department of Agriculture. Food and Consumer Service., and National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.)
Year:
1994
Subject:
Food supply -- United States -- Congresses, Hunger -- Congresses, Food relief -- United States -- Congresses, and Public welfare -- United States -- Congresses
Abstract:
The aims of the conference were to review the existing state of the art in operationalizing and measuring the dimensions of hunger and food insecurity in American households; clarify and seek consistency in the terminology employed in discussing poverty-linked, i.e., resource-constrained, hunger and food insecurity; explore the extent of consensus that has developed in the scholarly and research communities on the technical means of identifying and measuring resource-constrained food insecurity and hunger; obtain advice on the next steps needed to create a state-of-the-art survey instrument and data base from which national prevalence measurements of food insecurity and hunger can be made; and consider some of the implications for research that would result from the availability of a standardized, annual national data set for the measurement of household-level hunger and food insecurity.
Format:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
Publisher:
FCS
Collection:
USDA publications