In 2016, more than 41 million people living in the United States were food insecure. Food insecurity is more pronounced among individuals with disabilities. Work-limiting disability is associated with food insecurity in multiple ways. This research brief shows how such high rates of food insecurity among the disabled population stems from ineffective national policies the many ways in which disabilities increase risk of food insecurity.
disability, food insecurity, federal policy
Disability Studies | Food Studies | Public Policy | Social Welfare
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The authors acknowledge Julia Kortney who drafted this brief and Alexandra Punch and Shannon Monnat for providing helpful comments on previous drafts.
Heflin, Colleen; Altman, Claire; and Rodriguez, Laura, "Having a disability increases the likelihood of food insecurity despite federal programs to prevent this hardship" (2019). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 92.
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