Poverty-Food Security Nexus: Evidences from a Survey of Urban Slum Dwellers in Kolkata

Maitra, Chandana and Rao, D.S. Prasada (2015) Poverty-Food Security Nexus: Evidences from a Survey of Urban Slum Dwellers in Kolkata. World Development, 72 308-325. doi:doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.03.006


Author Maitra, Chandana
Rao, D.S. Prasada
Title Poverty-Food Security Nexus: Evidences from a Survey of Urban Slum Dwellers in Kolkata
Journal name World Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-750X
1873-5991
Publication date 2015-08-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.03.006
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 72
Start page 308
End page 325
Total pages 18
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Abstract We explore the poverty–food security nexus, using an experience-based indicator of food security constructed using a cross-section sample of slum households in Kolkata, within the framework of a simultaneous ordered probit model. We find, a poor household is also likely to be food insecure. Additionally education, gender, and household composition are major drivers of food insecurity among low-income urban households, with the policy implication that anti-poverty policies should be successful in eliminating household food insecurity, however, they need to be complemented with human capital investment and gender empowerment to be most effective.
Keyword Food security
Poverty
Simultaneous probit
Experiential scales
Urban slums
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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