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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