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The impact of the 2008 financial crisis on food security and food expenditures in Mexico: A disproportionate effect on the vulnerable

  • Author(s): Vilar-Compte, M;
  • Sandoval-Olascoaga, S;
  • Bernal-Stuart, A;
  • Shimoga, S;
  • Vargas-Bustamante, A
  • et al.
Abstract

Objective The present paper investigated the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on food security in Mexico and how it disproportionally affected vulnerable households. Design A generalized ordered logistic regression was estimated to assess the impact of the crisis on households' food security status. An ordinary least squares and a quantile regression were estimated to evaluate the effect of the financial crisis on a continuous proxy measure of food security defined as the share of a household's current income devoted to food expenditures. Setting Both analyses were performed using pooled cross-sectional data from the Mexican National Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2008 and 2010.

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