Within households grappling with food insecurity, parents will often choose to go without essentials long before their children do, writes Dr Rebekah Graham.
In response to recent comments defending the cruelty of benefit sanctions for mothers, Dr Rebekah Graham brings us the case of Anna, a young mother whose benefit sanction made an already difficult situation worse.
Rebekah Graham continues her series on the results of her PhD research on food insecurity. Here she addresses the ridiculous and useless advice forced on poor New Zealand families.
Parents in low income families are always being told that they're making bad choices in the supermarket. So many wealthy or comfortable families seem to believe they'd be able to survive and thrive better. But, as Rebekah Graham explains, her research with New Zealand families shows what's really happening.