Determinants of household food insecurity in Mexico Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016, Magaa-Lemus et al. Using a national household survey and a newly established food security scale, socio-demographic factors affecting the level of household food insecurity in Mexico were identified. Households more likely to be food insecure include those with younger, less-educated household heads, headed by single, widowed or divorced women, with disabled household members, with native language speakers, with children, as well as rural and lower-income households. The model was also estimated for the rural and lower-income subpopulation, finding that low levels of education, native language speakers, and number of kids are factors associated with higher levels of food insecurity.

published proceedings

  • Agricultural and Food Economics

altmetric score

  • 2.6

author list (cited authors)

  • Magaa-Lemus, D., Ishdorj, A., Rosson, C. P., & Lara-lvarez, J.

citation count

  • 46

complete list of authors

  • Magaña-Lemus, David||Ishdorj, Ariun||Rosson, C Parr||Lara-Álvarez, Jorge

publication date

  • December 2016