Household food insecurity in Bangladesh

[Concepts, estimates and determinants]

The objective of the present study is to focus on household  food insecurity and provide an analysis of the factors affecting  the food security status so that appropriate counteracting policies may be adopted to ensure better food security  prospects. Specifically, the study will examine the impact of  paid employment and self-employment on income and  prospects of household food security. Past studies on labour market and employment situation  of Bangladesh focused mainly on the macro level issues  (Rahman 2004). The links between sector and status of  employment (self and paid employment), underemployment (seasonal and year round) and household food security were  not adequately examined by the policymakers or researchers.  Therefore, the proposed research intends to conduct an  indepth analysis of these linkages and focus on the seasonal  dimensions as well. Since food insecurity experiences of  households are likely to be periodic, and get intensified  through seasonal pattern of employment, this aspect deserves  specific focus.  A sample survey has been conducted for the study. The  survey covers four villages in different proximity to two district  centres, namely Mymensingh and Netrokona. Secondary data  has been drawn from various national sample survey reports,!  particularly the HIES. The unit records of the survey (2005)  have been reanalysed.

Date and language
May 2012
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Agris Subject Categories: 
Food policy
Agris Subject Categories: 
Food Security
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FPMU Documentation Center
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