Description/Abstract

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.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

disability, food insecurity, federal policy

Disciplines

Disability Studies | Food Studies | Public Policy | Social Welfare

Date

9-10-2019

Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge Julia Kortney who drafted this brief and Alexandra Punch and Shannon Monnat for providing helpful comments on previous drafts.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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