Does Financial Literacy Contribute to Food Security?
Katherine Grace Carman
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform; Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics: ISSN 2147-8988, E-ISSN: 2149-3766 Vol. 4 No. 1, Special Issue, 2015, pp. 1-19
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: household food security, literacy, household budget, household expenditure
Date posted: February 6, 2016