Food Insecurity amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Food Charity, Government Assistance, and Employment

dc.contributor.authorMen, Fei
dc.contributor.authorTarasuk, Valerie
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Toronto
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-28T19:32:04Z
dc.date.available2023-09-28T19:32:04Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.description.abstractTo mitigate the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the federal government has implemented several financial assistance programs, including unprecedented funding to food charities. Using the Canadian Perspectives Survey Series 2, we examine the demographic, employment, and behavioural characteristics associated with food insecurity in April-May 2020. We find that one-quarter of job-insecure individuals experienced food insecurity that was strongly associated with pandemic-related disruptions to employment income, major financial hardship, and use of food charity, yet the vast majority of food-insecure households did not report receiving any charitable food assistance. Increased financial support for low-income households would reduce food insecurity and mitigate negative repercussions of the pandemic.en_US
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dc.identifier.citationMen, F., & Tarasuk, V. (2021). Food Insecurity amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Food Charity, Government Assistance, and Employment. In Canadian Public Policy (Vol. 47, Issue 2, pp. 202–230). University of Toronto Press Inc. (UTPress). https://doi.org/10.3138/cpp.2021-001
dc.identifier.doi10.3138/cpp.2021-001
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7126-1131
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/11397
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Toronto Press
dc.subjectCERB
dc.subjectcoronavirus
dc.subjectEmployment Insurance
dc.subjectfood bank
dc.subjectsocial distancing
dc.subjectwork from home
dc.subjectMENTAL-HEALTH
dc.subjectCHILD HUNGER
dc.subjectHOUSEHOLD
dc.subjectCANADA
dc.subjectBANK
dc.subjectREDUCTION
dc.subjectINSIGHTS
dc.subjectIMPACT
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.subjectPublic Administration
dc.titleFood Insecurity amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Food Charity, Government Assistance, and Employmenten_US
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