The Determinants of Rural Household Food Security for Landless Households of the Punjab, Pakistan

This paper examines the situation of food security for the landless rural households of the Punjab province in Pakistan. Primary data from 576 landless households were collected from 12 districts of the province. About 27% of the sample households were measured to be food insecure. Household’s monthly income and household head’s education levels of middle and intermediate were positively impacting household food security. On the other hand, household heads’ age and family size were negatively associated with household food security. Rural household food security can be improved by focussing on education, creation of income generating opportunities and family planning programs.

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Jun 21 2012
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Working or Discussion Paper
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JEL Codes:
I30; Q18 and R20.
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Working Paper

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