Who's Hungry? and How Do We Know?: Food Shortage, Poverty, and Deprivation / Edition 1

Who's Hungry? and How Do We Know?: Food Shortage, Poverty, and Deprivation / Edition 1

by Laurie DeRose, Sara Millman, Ellen Messer
     
 

Any attempt to reduce hunger requires a sound understanding of which people are affected. This book differentiates between food shortage (regional food scarcity), food poverty (inadequate household food supplies), and food deprivation (individual malnutrition) in order to identify the causes of hunger and recommend ways to effectively target interventions. It also… See more details below

Overview

Any attempt to reduce hunger requires a sound understanding of which people are affected. This book differentiates between food shortage (regional food scarcity), food poverty (inadequate household food supplies), and food deprivation (individual malnutrition) in order to identify the causes of hunger and recommend ways to effectively target interventions. It also focuses on how we know who the hungry are.

The authors explain commonly-used means of measuring hunger, the assumptions embedded in these measures, and what can and cannot be concluded from the evidence. With many tools in place for combating hunger, the book draws attention to the policies that are working and the individuals, households, and communities that are underserved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789280809855
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
925,248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)
Lexile:
1480L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Measuring hunger20
3Food shortage53
4Food poverty92
5Food deprivation131
6Conflict as a cause of hunger164
7Conclusions181
Index189

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