HCP’s Cameron McCordic and Bruce Frayne publish paper on gender differences in measuring household food insecurity in northern Ghana
HCP’s Cameron McCordic and Bruce Frayne co-author a paper with Siera Vercillo entitled “Considering gender differences in measuring household food insecurity in northern Ghana“. The paper published in the journal Development in Practice compares estimates of household food insecurity between men and women living within the same household to assess whether there is a gender bias in reporting. Findings indicate that men’s household food insecurity estimates were lower on average at 3.49, than women’s estimates at 5.06. There is also a statistically significant decrease in men’s estimates when compared to women’s. Overall, these findings question the reliability of household-level food insecurity measures that rely on heads of households’ estimations by pointing to discrepancies found in this reporting between husbands and wives within the same household.