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By Frances Moore Lappé

From best-selling authors Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins comes the twenty first century's definitive ebook on global starvation. pushed through the query, "Why starvation regardless of an abundance of food?" Lappé and Collins refute the myths that hinder us from addressing the foundation motives of starvation around the globe. World starvation: Ten Myths attracts on broad new examine to supply clean, frequently startling, insights approximately tricky questions—from weather switch and inhabitants progress to genetically changed organisms (GMOs) and the position of U.S. overseas reduction, and more.

Brimming with little-known yet life-changing examples of recommendations to starvation around the world, this myth-busting booklet argues that sustainable agriculture can feed the realm, that we will finish dietary deprivation affecting one-quarter of the world's humans, and that the majority within the international North have extra in universal with hungry humans than they proposal. For newcomers and students alike, World starvation: Ten Myths will encourage a complete new new release of hunger-fighters.

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Who may only have older adolescent children). However, the strength of the variable lies in its ability to directly link employment absences and tardiness to child-care issues as reported by mothers in the sample. A total of 16 independent variables are considered based on demographic, social, and sociopsychological factors. Four 0–1 indicators identify whether respondents are married, separated/divorced, never married, or living with a partner; married serves as the reference. In the interest of preserving statistical power, separated and divorced are combined into a single variable.

In the interest of preserving statistical power, separated and divorced are combined into a single variable. Four race/ethnicity variables are included to identify white, African American, Hispanic, and Asian mothers and white is the reference group. Years of education (0–17 or more years) is a continuous variable as is respondent’s chronological age (21–69 years) and the amount paid in child care per week for the respondent’s youngest child ($0–$500). The reader should note that, in the datafile, the child-care cost variable was developed such that it captures only costs for the youngest child.

Although one can only postulate specific reasons for the child-care-related employment issues studied here, economic necessity appears to be a strong motivator in negotiating around such problems and in the inability to do so. CONCLUSION Employment, especially for poor, working-class, and single-parent mothers, is crucial to sustain their families. However, the very children they seek to provide for 12 Families and Children are often associated with reasons for their constrained and challenging employment experiences.

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