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Families and Food in Hard Times : European comparative research.

Author: Rebecca O'Connell; Julia Brannen
Publisher: London : UCL Press, 2021.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on cross-national research carried out with low-income families with children aged 11-15, Families and Food in Hard Times examines food poverty in the UK, Portugal and Norway following the 2008 financial crisis.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
O'Connell, Rebecca
Families and Food in Hard Times
London : UCL Press,c2021
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca O'Connell; Julia Brannen
ISBN: 9781787356580 1787356582 9781787356559 1787356558
OCLC Number: 1251448087
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Section 3 The social dimensions of food poverty.
Description: 1 online resource (271 p.)
Contents: Cover --
Half Title --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Dedication --
Contents --
List of figures --
List of tables --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Section 1 Setting the scene --
1 The national contexts: the UK, Portugal and Norway --
The UK, Portugal and Norway: their history, characteristics and welfare regimes --
Poverty and inequality among families after the 2008 financial crisis --
Rising household food insecurity in Europe after the 2008 financial crisis --
Food poverty and public discourse --
Food, food policy and responsibility for household food insecurity Food aid in austerity Europe --
Notes --
2 Research questions and concepts --
The study's research questions --
Food poverty: a relative and political approach --
The material dimension of food poverty --
The social dimension: exclusion from customary food practices --
The psychosocial dimension: worry and shame --
Understanding the household as a resource unit --
Food, poverty and change --
Children and poverty --
Notes --
3 The study --
The macro level: documentary and secondary analysis of international data --
The meso level: the areas where the families live The micro level: the parents and children --
Selecting the families --
The qualitative methods --
The families --
Analysing the data --
Ethical considerations --
Notes --
4 Which types of family are at risk of food insecurity? --
The international data: European Statistics on Income and Living Conditions --
Family type in the UK, Portugal and Norway --
Families at risk of income poverty and food insecurity --
Types of family at risk of food insecurity --
The relationship between family type, income poverty and food insecurity --
Discussion Households experiencing food insecurity in the qualitative research --
Children and parents going without enough to eat --
The quality of children's diets --
Discussion --
Notes --
Section 2 Households as resource units --
5 Three families headed by an unemployed lone mother --
Living hand to mouth in a coastal town in the UK: Angela and Bryony --
Frequent hunger in an extended family in Lisbon: Lala and Goncalo --
Using the credit card to buy food in a migrant family in Oslo: Faduma and Sadia --
Discussion --
Notes --
6 Three dual-earner households Low and fluctuating income in a coastal UK town: Sally and Owen --
Low wages and not enough hours in Lisbon: Sonia and Bianca --
Disability benefits and one insecure income in the Norwegian countryside: Marit, her two sons, Asgier and Filip, and her daughter, Rebeka --
Discussion --
Notes --
7 Three undocumented migrant families --
Destitution and child hunger in a hostile UK: Morowa and her teenage sons, Emmanuel and Gideon --
Surviving in the informal economy in Portugal: Nuria and Tola --
Feeding a large family on state benefits in Norway: Aamina and Jamal --
Discussion --
Notes

Abstract:

Based on cross-national research carried out with low-income families with children aged 11-15, Families and Food in Hard Times examines food poverty in the UK, Portugal and Norway following the 2008 financial crisis.

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