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Does Financial Literacy Contribute To Food Security?

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  • Carman, Katherine Grace
  • Zamarro, Gema

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Food insecurity, not having consistent access to adequate food for active, healthy lives for all household members is most common among low income households. However, income alone is not sufficient to explain who experiences food insecurity. This study investigates the relationship between financial literacy and food security. We find that low income households who exhibit financial literacy are less likely to experience food insecurity.

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  • Carman, Katherine Grace & Zamarro, Gema, 2016. "Does Financial Literacy Contribute To Food Security?," International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics (IJFAEC), Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University, Department of Economics and Finance, vol. 4(1), pages 1-19, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ijfaec:231358
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.231358
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