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dc.contributor.authorTemple, JB
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-09T22:54:11Z
dc.date.available2020-12-09T22:54:11Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-01
dc.identifierpii: ijerph15112333
dc.identifier.citationTemple, J. B. (2018). The Association between Stressful Events and Food Insecurity: Cross-Sectional Evidence from Australia. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 15 (11), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15112333.
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/253089
dc.description.abstractA considerable body of empirical evidence exists on the demographic and socio-economic correlates of food insecurity in Australia. An important omission from recent studies, however, is an understanding of the role of stressful life events, or stressors in explaining exposure to food insecurity. Using nationally representative data from the 2014 General Social Survey and multivariable logistic regression, this paper reports on the association between 18 discrete stressors and the likelihood of reporting food insecurity in Australia. The results, adjusted for known correlates of food insecurity and complex survey design, show that exposure to stressors significantly increased the likelihood of experiencing food insecurity. Importantly, stressors related to employment and health approximately doubled the odds of experiencing food insecurity. The results underscore the complex correlates of food insecurity and indicates that conceptually it interacts with many important social and economic problems in contemporary Australia. There is no simple fix to food insecurity and solutions require co-ordination across a range of social and economic policies.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleThe Association between Stressful Events and Food Insecurity: Cross-Sectional Evidence from Australia
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph15112333
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Population and Global Health
melbourne.source.titleInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
melbourne.source.volume15
melbourne.source.issue11
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1353488
melbourne.openaccess.urlhttps://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/11/2333/htm
melbourne.openaccess.statusPublished version
melbourne.contributor.authorTemple, Jeromey
dc.identifier.eissn1660-4601
melbourne.identifier.fundernameidUNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, CE1101029
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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