Open Access Senior Honors Thesis
Department or School
Gregory Plagens, Ph.D
Barbara Patrick, Ph.D
Ann R. Eisenberg, Ph.D.
The literature on food insecurity in America is extensive, but there is still a lack of understanding of urban/rural differences. Food insecure populations in urban communities undoubtedly experience different and unique challenges to food access than food insecure populations in rural areas. While urban households may face a lack of options for fresh produce, rural households may find that they live an inaccessible distance from the nearest grocer. Through analysis of the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey and Food Security Supplement, this project seeks to discover common, underlying variables in food-insecure communities in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in America’s East North Central Region (Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio) to better understand the policy environment surrounding food security in America.
Long, Eva Marie, "Urban/rural differences in food security in America’s East North Central Region" (2023). Senior Honors Theses and Projects. 771.