Understanding the impact of food prices on children

Research reports and studies
October 2008

This paper discusses the possible impacts of the current food price rises on children, in order to support Plan International’s programming and policy advocacy response. It looks at the impacts of the food price crisis on developing countries and examines the direct and indirect effects on consumers and producers. It then analyses the implications of these impacts on children’s wellbeing and argues that whilst childhood poverty is linked to household poverty, the distinct features of childhood poverty and vulnerability mean that children are likely to be affected by the food price crisis in different ways at both the household and intra-household level.

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