IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/uce/wbrief/1201.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Rising Food Prices and Children’s Welfare

Author

Listed:
  • Nora Lustig

    (Division of Policy and Practice,UNICEF)

Abstract

After three consecutive decades of decline, world prices of food commodities have risen over the past few years at an alarming pace. Rising food prices are a cause of major concern because high food prices bring significant and immediate setbacks for poverty reduction, nutrition, social stability, inflation and a rules-based trading system. Food prices are unique since food is unlike any other good. Food is essential for survival; it is the most basic of basic needs.

Suggested Citation

  • Nora Lustig, 2012. "Rising Food Prices and Children’s Welfare," Working briefs 1201, UNICEF, Division of Policy and Strategy.
  • Handle: RePEc:uce:wbrief:1201
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.unicef.org/socialpolicy/files/Rising_Food_Prices_and_Childrens_Welfare.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Citations

    Blog mentions

    As found by EconAcademics.org, the blog aggregator for Economics research:
    1. Rising Food Prices and Children’s Welfare
      by Maximo Rossi in Wikiprogress América Latina on 2012-05-22 21:40:00

    More about this item

    Keywords

    food prices; poverty reduction; food prices; nutrition; children;

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:uce:wbrief:1201. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Maria Clara Osorio). General contact details of provider: http://www.unicef.org .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.