Ask the Author:The links between poverty, income inequality and food insecurity
During this event, Drs Madeleine Power and Katie Pybus will discuss their recently published co-authored paper ' ‘We are constantly overdrawn, despite not spending money on anything other than bills and food’: a mixed-methods, participatory study of food and food insecurity in the context of income inequality'
The paper found that among families with young children, that income and housing tenure are strongly associated with food insecurity and food bank use, and these impacts extend to higher socioeconomic status groups. Higher costs of food, housing and transport associated with life in an unequal context, meant that food formed part of a series of competing pressures on household budgets. The authors urge future food insecurity research to focus further on these broader socioeconomic drivers of poverty.
This event will involve a 15 minute summary of the paper followed by a 45 minute Q&A
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