SILBER, Jacques (1); ENDEWELD, Miri (2) (2017). 'Applying multidimensional poverty measures to the analysis of food insecurity.' Paper presented at the annual conference of the HDCA, Cape Town 2017.


Using data from a survey on food insecurity in Israel, this paper suggests borrowing techniques from the literature on multidimensional poverty to measure food insecurity. More precisely the paper applies the so-called fuzzy approach to poverty measurement and the Alkire and Foster double cutoff approach to measure food insecurity in Israel. The paper includes also an econometric analysis which shows that, ceteris paribus, in Israel food insecurity is more common among large families, Arabs, single parent households, those whose head has a low level of education and those who receive income support or disability allowances, but less widespread among elderly people.


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