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Title
The challenge of measuring hunger through survey
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Abstract
There is widespread interest in estimating the number of hungry people in the world as well as trends in hunger. Current global counts rely on combining each countrys total food balance with information on distribution patterns from household consumption expenditure surveys. Recent research has advocated for calculating hunger numbers directly from these same surveys, which are increasingly available in low-income countries. For either approach, embedded in this effort are a number of important details about how household surveys are designed and how these data are then used. Using a survey experiment in Tanzania, this study finds great fragility in hunger counts stemming from alternative survey designs. As such, caution should be taken in drawing inferences on hunger over time and space based on household surveys.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Economic development and cultural change. - Chicago, Ill., 1952, currens
Publication
Chicago, Ill. : 2016
ISSN
0013-0079
Volume/pages
64:4(2016), p. 727-758
ISI
000378658900004
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 24.09.2017
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