What explains high levels of food insecurity in Australia

Melbourne Institute Research Insight No. 04/22

Date: October 2022

Author(s):

A. Abigail Payne
Ferdi Botha

Abstract

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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