The United Kingdom's economy is very integrated with that of the European Union, particularly in agriculture, and disentangling the UK economy may lead to significant changes in legal regimes and trade patterns.
ERS research in this topic area focuses on the economic, social, spatial, and demographic factors that affect the income and poverty status of rural residents.
ERS conducts research on USDA's child nutrition programs and their role in children's food security, diets, and well-being, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program.
The data include historical U.S. and State-level farm income and wealth estimates as well as U.S.-level forecasts for the current calendar year.
2016 data are now available from the 2014-16 Eating and Health Module (EH Module), a supplement to the American Time Use Survey (ATUS), which asked respondents about secondary eating—that is, eating while doing another activity.
This data set contains monthly and annual data for imports and exports of live cattle, hogs, sheep, and goats, as well as beef and veal, pork, lamb and mutton, chicken meat, turkey meat, and eggs. The tables report physical quantities, not ...
The rural population is shrinking due to outmigration of young adults, fewer births, increased mortality among working-age adults, and an aging population. Rural job growth since 2011 has been well below the urban growth rate.
Global agricultural trade volume increased steadily and quickly over 1995-2014, averaging above 3.5 percent per year. Growth occurred across all major categories, led by trade in oilseeds/oilseed products.
Low access to foodstores such as supermarkets may mean that households rely on nearby convenience stores or fast-food restaurants that do not offer a variety of healthful foods.
Seasonal feature: ERS provides background data on U.S. turkey production, use, and trade since 2012, as well as wholesale and retail prices.
Seasonal feature: Pumpkin production is widely dispersed across U.S. regions. Get background information and data on pumpkins – production, top States, crop yield, demand, farm and retail prices.
ERS and USDA resources covering recent hurricane impacts, as well as historical and background information reporters may find useful.
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has undergone economic, social, and demographic transformations over the past 10 to 15 years. Among the poorest regions in the world, it faces major political and economic challenges and low food security.
Manufacturing provides more jobs and higher earnings in rural areas than many other sectors, including agriculture and mining. Manufacturing is also relatively more important to the rural economy than to the urban economy.
USDA’s National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) was designed to provide the data needed to study the factors that affect food choices and the outcomes related to those choices.
Alisha Coleman-Jensen is a social science analyst with the Food Assistance Branch. Her research focuses on the measurement and determinants of food insecurity.
Alisha joined the Economic Research Service in 2009. She is the team leader of U.S. food security research at ERS and is the lead author of USDA’s annual report Household Food Security in the United States. Her recent publications include research on disability as a risk factor for food insecurity, food insecurity among Hispanic adults, measuring food insecurity in households with children, cost-related medication underuse among adults in food-insecure households, and examining the relationships among food security, food prices, inflation, and unemployment. Prior to joining ERS, her research as a graduate student at Penn State broadly encompassed the well-being of rural families. She also served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer in Tompkins County, NY, where she helped to coordinate services to rural food pantries.
Alisha holds a Ph.D. in Rural Sociology and Demography from The Pennsylvania State University, an M.S. in Rural Sociology from The Pennsylvania State University, and a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University.
Afulani, P., D. Herman, A. Coleman-Jensen, and G. Harrison. 2015. “Food Insecurity and Health Outcomes among Older Adults: The Role of Cost-Related Medication Underuse,” Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics 34(3):319-342.
Herman, D., P. Afulani, A. Coleman-Jensen, G. Harrison, 2015, “Food Insecurity and Cost-Related Medication Underuse Among Nonelderly Adults in a Nationally Representative Sample,” American Journal of Public Health 105(10):e48-e59.
Fitzpatrick, K., and A. Coleman-Jensen. 2014. “Food on the Fringe: Food Security and the Use of Fringe Banks,” Social Service Review 88(4):553-593.
Nord, M., and A. Coleman-Jensen. 2014. “Improving Food Security Classification of Households with Children,” Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition 9(3):318-333.
Gregory, C., and A. Coleman-Jensen. 2013. “Do High Food Prices Increase Food Insecurity in the United States?” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 35(4):679-707.
Coleman-Jensen, A. 2012. “Predictors of U.S. Food Insecurity across Nonmetropolitan, Suburban, and Principal City Residence during the Great Recession,” Journal of Poverty 16(4):392-411.
Coleman-Jensen, A. 2011. “Working for Peanuts: Nonstandard Work and Food Insecurity Across Household Structure,” Journal of Family and Economic Issues 32(1):84-97. (published on-line in 2010: OnLine First, DOI 10.1007/s10834-010-9190-7).
Nord, M., and A. Coleman-Jensen. 2010. “Food Insecurity after Leaving SNAP,” Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition 5(4):434-453.
Coleman-Jensen, A. 2010. “U.S. Food Insecurity Status: Toward a Refined Definition,” Social Indicators Research 95(2):215-230. (published on-line in 2009: DOI 10.1007/s11205-009-9455-4).
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