An Econometric Assessment of Household Food Security in Bangladesh

An Econometric Assessment of Household Food Security in Bangladesh

This paper investigates the determinants of household food securitysituation in Bangladesh. Different household characteristics seem to be strongly correlated with food security indicator which might be helpful in identifying the food insecure households. Regression results show that food security indicator is also highly sensitive to rice price changes. Comparison of different occupational groups was also studied with the findings that wage earners, both daily wage and salary wage earners, are worse off in terms of food security status compared to self-employed-both in agriculture and non-agricultural sector.