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Author O'Connell, Rebecca.

Title Families and Food in Hard Times [electronic resource] : European comparative research.

Imprint London : UCL Press, 2021.

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Description 1 online resource (271 p.)
Note Description based upon print version of record.
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
Note Section 3 The social dimensions of food poverty.
Summary 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.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Poor families -- Great Britain.
Poor families -- Portugal.
Poor families -- Norway.
Food security -- Great Britain.
Food security -- Portugal.
Food security -- Norway.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
Global Financial Crisis (2008-2009)
Chronological Term 2008-2009
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Brannen, Julia.
Other Form: Print version: O'Connell, Rebecca Families and Food in Hard Times London : UCL Press,c2021 9781787356573
ISBN 9781787356580
9781787356559 (electronic bk.)
1787356558 (electronic bk.)