Food insufficiency and women's mental health: findings from a 3-year panel of welfare recipients.

@article{Heflin2005FoodIA,
  title={Food insufficiency and women's mental health: findings from a 3-year panel of welfare recipients.},
  author={Colleen M. Heflin and Kristine S. Siefert and David R. Williams},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={61 9},
  pages={
          1971-82
        }
}
Household food insufficiency is a significant problem in the United States, and has been associated with poor outcomes on mental health indicators among low-income women. However, it is difficult to disentangle the mental health consequences of household food insufficiency from poverty and other shared risk factors. Drawing on theories of the social production of health and disease, research evidence linking food insufficiency with poor mental health, and high rates of food insufficiency among… CONTINUE READING
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