Food Insecurity among Disabled Adult Households

Chris Pederson (Editor)

Series: Disability and the Disabled – Issues, Laws and Programs
BISAC: LAW031000


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Food-insure households are those that lack consistent access to adequate food for one or more household members. Prior research found that households with adults with work-limiting disabilities were more likely to be food insecure. This book describes food security in two groups of households with working-age (18-64) adults who have disabilities: those with disabilities who are unable to work (not in labor force-disabled) and those with disabilities that are not necessarily work-limiting (other reported disabilities).

The analysis focused on these types of disabilities and other characteristics of working-age adults with disabilities, such as employment and education, to identify factors that may put households at greater risk of food insecurity. In addition, participation in the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) and disability assistance programs were examined to determine the extent to which adults with disabilities accessed these benefits and the programs’ role in preventing household food insecurity. (Imprint: Nova)


Food Insecurity Among Households With Working-Age Adults With Disabilities
(Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Mark Nord, United States Department of Agriculture)

Household Food Security in the United States in 2011
(Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Mark Nord, Margaret Andrews, Steven Carlson, United States Department of Agriculture)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): A Primer on Eligibility and Benefits
(Randy Alison Aussenberg, CRS)


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