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Household food security in the United States in 1995 : technical report of the food security measurement project

Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/36556
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Abstract:
In April 1995, the U.S. Bureau of the Census conducted the first collection of comprehensive food security data as a supplement to its regular Current Population Survey. This survey of approximately 45,000 households is the first to collect the special data needed to measure food insecurity and hunger in a nationally-represented sample of U.S. households. The purpose of this report is to describe the analyses through which the food security scales and food security status variable were developed, as well as related tests of the reliability and validity of these measures.
Author(s):
Bickel, Gary W. , Hamilton, William L. , Abt Associates
Subject(s):
Food consumption , United States , Hunger , Food supply , food security
Format:
93, 11, 5, 1 p. ; 28 cm.
Note:
Prepared by Abt Associates Inc.
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Service, Office of Analysis and Evaluation
Year:
1997
Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.