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AUTHOR(S)

Audrey Pereira; Sudhanshu Handa; Goran Holmqvist
Prevalence and Correlates of Food Insecurity among Children across the Globe
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English
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ABSTRACT

Target 2.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals calls for an end to hunger, in all its forms, by 2030. Measuring food security among children under age 5, who represent a quarter of the world’s population, remains a challenge that is largely unfeasible for current global monitoring systems. The SDG framework has agreed to use the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) to measure moderate and severe food insecurity. The FIES is an experience-based metric that reports food-related behaviours on the inability to access food due to resource constraints. We present the first global estimates of the share and number of children below age 15, who live with a respondent who is food insecure.

SERIESInnocenti Working Papers
SERIES No. 2017-09
DATE OF PUBLICATION2017
PAGES37