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The dynamics of food insecurity and overall health: Evidence from the Canadian National Population Health Survey

TitleThe dynamics of food insecurity and overall health: Evidence from the Canadian National Population Health Survey
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMcLeod, L., and Veall M. R.
JournalApplied Economics
Volume38
Pages2131 - 2146
Keywordsfood insecurity, granger causality, low income, measures of health, socio-economic well-being and health
Abstract

The paper explores whether the responses to food deprivation questions on the longitudinal Canadian National Population Health Survey help explain the links between socio-economic status and health. Transitions in food deprivation status are correlated with changes in health status. While health transitions are correlated with changes in food deprivation status, there is little evidence that change in food deprivation status leads changes in health status but some evidence that change in health status leads change in food deprivation status.

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