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dc.contributor.authorHeflin, Colleeneng
dc.contributor.authorZiliak, Jameseng
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs. Institute of Public Policyeng
dc.description.abstractTh is study examines the ways in which enrollment in the food stamp program affects the mental health status of enrollees. The results find that the negative mental health effects associated with food insufficiency are higher among food stamp participants than nonparticipants. It is estimated that 35.1 million people lived in food-insecure households (Nord, Andrews, and Carlson, 2006) in 2005. Th is means that at some point in the previous year, due to scarce household resources, these families were unable to acquire enough food or were uncertain of having enough food to meet their basic needs. Food insuffi ciency is defined as not having enough to eat periodically over the previous 12 months and is a more severe level of food insecurity. This study examines food insufficiency, rather than food insecurity, due to its relation to food expenditures, and nutritional intake (Basiotis, 1992; Cristofar and Basiotis, 1992).eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extent5 pages ; illustrationeng
dc.identifier.citationHefl in, C.M., and Ziliak, J.P. (2008). "Food Insufficiency, Food Stamp Participation, and Mental Health." Report 27-2008. Retrieved from University of Missouri Columbia, Institute of Public Policy Web site: http://www. truman.missouri.edu/ipp/eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri - Columbia Institute of Public Policyeng
dc.relation.ispartofPublic Policy publications (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs. Institute of Public Policyeng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subjectfood insufficiencyeng
dc.subject.lcshEconomic assistance, Domesticeng
dc.subject.lcshSocial sciences -- Government policyeng
dc.subject.lcshFood stampseng
dc.titleFood Insufficiency, Food Stamp Participation, and Mental Healtheng

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