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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHROP 2AN3
Professor
Mosey Nicholas J
Semester
Winter

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Anthropology 2AN3E lecture 11March 17 2014UndernutritionOvernutritionandHungerinLandsofPlentyNational Longitudinal Study of Children and YouthStudy started in 1994 survey of 23000 canadian families 16 639 responded2004 canadian community health survey income related food insecuritySample size 3334663 moderately insecure29 severely insecureHighest amongst single parents and children amongst single parentsHunger in Canada Household Factors found in NLSCY SurveyChildren significantly more likely to be living in a loneparent household 5823 mothers reporting hunger had completed high school50 had some postsecondary education Most cases of poverty due to job loss loss of male partner illness or disabilityMore likely to live in large urban areas 50 of families identify themselves as Canadian born or of British descent First Nations people were 4x more likely to report hunger than households from other ethnic groups Hungry families more likely to be living on social assistance although over 13 of hungry families were employedResource Augmentation Strategies Seeking help from relatives 31
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