Does Financial Literacy Contribute to Food Security?

International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics: ISSN 2147-8988, E-ISSN: 2149-3766 Vol. 4 No. 1, Special Issue, 2015, pp. 1-19

19 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2016  

Katherine Grace Carman

RAND Corporation

Gema Zamarro

University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform; Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

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.

Keywords: household food security, literacy, household budget, household expenditure

Suggested Citation

Carman, Katherine Grace and Zamarro, Gema, Does Financial Literacy Contribute to Food Security? (2015). International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics: ISSN 2147-8988, E-ISSN: 2149-3766 Vol. 4 No. 1, Special Issue, 2015, pp. 1-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2728317

Katherine Grace Carman

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Gema Zamarro (Contact Author)

University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform ( email )

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Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) ( email )

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