Introduction to senior hunger special issue

James P. Ziliak, Craig Gundersen, Anna Vaudin

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Over 5 million persons aged 60 and older are food insecure in the United States. Research on food insecurity among seniors, however, has been sparse. In response, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (USDA, FNS) funded a series of studies in this research area. In this introduction, we describe trends and consequences of food insecurity among seniors followed by an overview of the nine funded projects. These papers constitute a second round of papers funded by USDA in this research area –the first round was published in volume 44, issue 2 of this journal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-233
Number of pages13
JournalApplied Economic Perspectives and Policy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was funded under contract 12319818C0010 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service. The findings and conclusions in this article are those of the authors and should not be construed to represent any official USDA or U.S. Government determination or policy.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 The Authors. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of Agricultural & Applied Economics Association.


  • SNAP
  • food insecurity
  • food stamps
  • hunger
  • older adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Economics and Econometrics


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