What explains high levels of food insecurity in Australia?

Melbourne Institute Research Insight No. 04/22

Date: October 2022


A. Abigail Payne
Ferdi Botha


Food insecurity is considered to be one of the precursors to poverty and future poor health. Recent reports show rising food insecurity over the past few years, particularly for young adults and females. We explore what factors are associated with food insecurity in Australia.

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