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Friday, May 18 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
216 FINRA Foundation Undergraduate Student Poster Competition Runner Up - Food Insecurity: A Closer Look at Female Headed Households in the United States

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Suzannah Ingram - Food insecurity among low-income households is often overlooked issue in the United States. The negative effects of being food insecure can not only be damaging to individuals and households, but also to communities. While there are various known barriers to food acquisition, the focus of this non-empirical study is to examine possible identifiable triggers for food insecurity, specifically among low-income, single mothers. Through a thorough lit review, our objective is to find common factors that contribute to food insecurity, such as, the presence of maternal depression or lack of financial knowledge among low-income women. This review will aim at determining specific consumer needs or risk among this vulnerable population. With a policy review, this research will support policy recommendations for the need to have a wide range of “safety net” programs, designed to help at risk consumers in their everyday lives, ultimately with the goal to minimize the experience of food insecurity and its negative effects.

This poster is the Runner Up in the FINRA Foundation / ACCI Undergraduate Student Competition


Friday May 18, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
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