When Working is Not Enough: Food Insecurity in the Canadian Labour Force

When Working is Not Enough: Food Insecurity in the Canadian Labour Force

When Working is Not Enough: Food Insecurity in the Canadian Labour Force

When Working is Not Enough: Food Insecurity in the Canadian Labour Forces

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Référence bibliographique [11818]

McIntyre, Lynn, Bartoo, Aaron C. et Emery, Herbert. 2012. «When Working is Not Enough: Food Insecurity in the Canadian Labour Force ». Public Health Nutrition, vol. 17, no 1, p. 49-57.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«Food insecurity, lack of access to food due to financial constraints, is highly associated with poor health outcomes. Households dependent on social assistance are at increased risk of experiencing food insecurity, but food insecurity has also been reported in households reporting their main source of income from employment/wages (working households). The objective of the present study was to examine the correlates of food insecurity among households reliant on employment income.» (p. 49)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
L’étude est basée sur les données du Canadian Community Health Survey, 2007–2008 et du module Household Food Security Survey auquel toutes les provinces ont participé.

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«For the period 2007–2008, 4% of working households reported food insecurity. Canadian households reliant on primary earners with less education and lower incomes were significantly more likely to experience food insecurity; these differences were accentuated across some industry sectors. Residence in Quebec was protective. Working households experiencing food insecurity were more likely to include earners reporting multiples jobs and higher job stress. Visible minority workers with comparable education levels experienced higher rates of food insecurity than European-origin workers. Reliance on employment income does not eliminate food insecurity for a significant proportion of households, and disproportionately so for households with racialized minority workers. Increases in work stress may increase the susceptibility to poor health outcomes of workers residing in households reporting food insecurity.» (p. 49)