Publication
Title
How do European countries use EU-funded food aid and how important is it for the most deprived?
Author
Abstract
The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) aims at providing food and (non-)material assistance to the most vulnerable European citizens. Linking macro and micro data on the importance of FEAD resources shows, however, a mixed picture of targeting the most deprived: although FEAD budgets accrue more to countries with greater social needs, when the budgets are compared with the number of severely deprived persons, FEAD resources were found to be more than twice as high in Finland than in Hungary. This suggests that FEAD does not differentiate sufficiently across countries to focus on the poorest citizens within the Union. Moreover, a micro-level analysis of how these budgets are spent in a number of selected countries (Belgium, Finland, Hungary and Spain) reveals large between- and within-country variations in the developed FEAD programmes, indicating substantial discretionary leeway for Member States and social organisations to implement FEAD.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of common market studies. - Oxford, 1962, currens
Publication
Hoboken : Wiley , 2023
ISSN
0021-9886 [print]
1468-5965 [online]
DOI
10.1111/JCMS.13568
Volume/pages
(2023) , p. 1-18
ISI
001110612000001
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 29.11.2024
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UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Project info
The Future of European Social Citizenship (EUSOCIALCIT).
Rights-based versus benevolent solidarity in European welfare states: the case of food banks and minimum income protection.
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Identifier
Creation 09.01.2024
Last edited 16.01.2024
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