Examining an "Experimental" Food Security Status Classification Method for Households with Children

Technical Bulletin No. (TB-1945) 34 pp, September 2017

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by Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Matthew P. Rabbitt, and Christian A. Gregory

Two methods for classifying the food security statuses of households with children--one "experimental" method and one that is currently used by researchers--are examined for their benefits and drawbacks in research.

Keywords: Food security, food insecurity, food security measurement, Rasch model, item response theory, food sufficiency, food pantry, dietary quality

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