The Food Research and Action Center estimates that approximately 12% of all families with children younger than 12 years old experience food insufficiency in the United States.
The authors conducted 16 focus groups with 141 participants, who were either at risk or experienced food insufficiency, to learn about coping strategies.
Individual and network-level coping mechanisms were used to manage insufficient food supply.
Social networks included family, friends, and neighbors.
The assistance provided included food aid, information, and emotional support.
Not all networks were relied on or accessed by everyone.
Most participants reported that they relied on family members first, followed by friends, and then neighbors.
Parents found reliance on anyone as stressful and often threatening.
In conclusion, as the social welfare system becomes constrained, more and more households may experience food insufficiency.
Responsive policies are therefore needed to assist low-income families.
Mots-clés Pascal : Coping, Pauvreté, Revenu individuel, Faible, Régime alimentaire dépourvu, Alimentation, Déficit, Réseau social, Support social, Homme, Milieu familial, Education santé, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Faim
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coping, Poverty, Personal income, Low, Deficient diet, Feeding, Deficiency, Social network, Social support, Human, Family environment, Health education, North Carolina, United States, North America, America, Hunger
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0438540
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 25/01/1999.