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.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980014002493
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.