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Goldman, 1999. Social Research 66(1):283-304

Food and Food Poverty: Perspectives on Food Distribution
Richard Goldman

Social Research: An International Quarterly
Food: Nature and Culture
Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 66, No. 1 (Spring 1999): 283-304

ABSTRACT: This article explores the issue of food distribution from a number of perspectives. In doing so, it will attempt to answer the following questions: How has the level and distribution of food changed during the last third of this century? How much redistribution would be required to eradicate under-nutrition? Is the protein-rich diet of those with higher incomes an important cause of calorie deprivation among the poor? Is income really the driving force in reducing the incidence and degree of under-nutrition? Is it correct to think of food poverty as a demand problem, not strongly related to the magnitude and structural characteristics of food supply?
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