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Food Insecurity and Rising Food Prices : What Do We Learn from Experiential Measures?

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Jolliffe, Dean
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Seff, Ilana
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de la Fuente, Alejandro
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2018-05-16T20:56:43Z
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2018-05-16T20:56:43Z
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2018-05
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2018-05-17T05:13:13Z
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Throughout many countries in the world, the measurement of food security currently includes accounting for the importance of perception and anxiety about meeting basic food needs. Using panel data from Malawi, this paper shows that worrying about food security is linked to self-reports of having experienced food insecurity, and the analysis provides evidence that rapidly rising food prices are a source of the anxiety and experiences of food insecurity. This finding controls for individual-level fixed effects and changes in the economic well-being of the individual. A particularly revealing finding of the importance of accounting for anxiety in assessing food insecurity is that individuals report a significant increase in experiences of food insecurity in the presence of rapidly rising food prices even when dietary diversity and caloric intake is stable.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/978411526318607170/Food-insecurity-and-rising-food-prices-what-do-we-learn-from-experiential-measures
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/29848
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 8442
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
FOOD SECURITY
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FOOD PRICES
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ANXIETY
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LSMS
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LIVING STANDARDS MEASUREMENT SURVEY
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INCOME STABILITY
dc.title
Food Insecurity and Rising Food Prices
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What Do We Learn from Experiential Measures?
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Working Paper
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2018-05-14
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/978411526318607170/Food-insecurity-and-rising-food-prices-what-do-we-learn-from-experiential-measures
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-8442
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090224b085a93143_1_0
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29891381
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WPS8442
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/978411526318607170/pdf/WPS8442.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
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Malawi
okr.topic
Agriculture :: Food Markets
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Agriculture :: Food Security
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Conditions and Volatility
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Inflation
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Poverty Reduction :: Living Standards
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Social Development :: Psychology
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Poverty and Equity Global Practice; and the Development Data Goup

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