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Does Financial Literacy Contribute to Food Security?


Katherine Grace Carman


RAND Corporation

Gema Zamarro


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

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

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.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 19

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


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Date posted: February 6, 2016  

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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

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Katherine Grace Carman
RAND Corporation ( email )
1776 Main Street
P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
United States
Gema Zamarro (Contact Author)
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform ( email )
201 Graduate Education Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701
United States

Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) ( email )
635 Downey Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089-3332
United States
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