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Effects of Income Distribution on Food Security

by Stacey Rosen and Shahla Shapouri

Agriculture Information Bulletin No. (AIB-765-2) 2 pp, April 2001

This briefing paper examines the effects of income distribution on food security, particularly within countries that have a very uneven distribution of purchasing power. The analysis showed that for the 67 countries, food needs in year 2000 doubled when income inequality was taken into account.

Keywords: Food security, income distribution, food needs

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Last updated: Friday, April 19, 2013

For more information contact: Stacey Rosen and Shahla Shapouri

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