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Food Insecurity in Regional Rural Australia

Published on Apr 2, 2020in Australian Social Work
· DOI :10.1080/0312407X.2019.1662820
Ndungi Mungai3
Estimated H-index: 3
(CSU: Charles Sturt University),
Jacqueline Priestly1
Estimated H-index: 1
(CSU: Charles Sturt University),
Manohar Pawar10
Estimated H-index: 10
(CSU: Charles Sturt University)
Abstract
ABSTRACTThis study explores food relief recipients' and providers’ experiences and perceptions of food insecurity in a large regional town in Australia. The cross-sectional qualitative methods rese...
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