The realities and aspirations of people experiencing food insecurity in Tāmaki Makaurau

Show simple item record Neuwelt-Kearns, Caitlin Nicholls, Alice Deane, Kelsey L Robinson, Helen Lowe, Desiree Pope, Ra Goddard, Tracy van der Schaaf, Micaela Bartley, Allen 2023-04-14T03:51:26Z 2023-04-14T03:51:26Z 2022-04-03
dc.identifier.citation (2022). Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal Of Social Sciences Online, 17(2), 135-152.
dc.identifier.issn 1177-083X
dc.description.abstract Given the strong links between food security and wellbeing, addressing the increasing lack of access to adequate, appropriate food is necessary to realise the current Aotearoa New Zealand government’s wellbeing-related ambitions. This qualitative survey study engages with the experiences of over 600 food insecure people by analysing open-ended survey responses regarding their experiences of food insecurity and their goals and dreams for the future. Countering neoliberal narratives of the poor as lacking ‘ambition’, our data suggest that participants have extensive goals and dreams for the future, but systemic income inadequacy severely limits them in achieving their aspirations. Many participants aspire for appropriate and fulfilling employment, financial security, and to secure a good life for their whānau; yet current welfare policy settings undermine their aspirations and are at odds with the Government’s own vision of wellbeing, as formalised in the Treasury’s Living Standards Framework. This suggests the exclusion of food insecure people from our national shared vision of wellbeing. We conclude by highlighting the value of understanding and including the goals and dreams of those who are food insecure in the intention, design, and delivery of reforms needed to enhance food security in Aotearoa New Zealand.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofseries Kōtuitui New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online
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dc.subject Generic health relevance
dc.subject 2 Zero Hunger
dc.subject Social Sciences
dc.subject Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
dc.subject Social Sciences - Other Topics
dc.subject Food security
dc.subject wellbeing
dc.subject poverty
dc.subject goals
dc.subject aspirations
dc.subject NEW-ZEALAND
dc.subject SECURITY
dc.subject AUCKLAND
dc.subject STIGMA
dc.subject HEALTH
dc.subject SHAME
dc.title The realities and aspirations of people experiencing food insecurity in Tāmaki Makaurau
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/1177083x.2021.1951779
pubs.issue 2
pubs.begin-page 135
pubs.volume 17 2023-03-14T00:30:38Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.end-page 152
pubs.publication-status Published
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.subtype Article
pubs.subtype Journal
pubs.elements-id 861546 Education and Social Work Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk
dc.identifier.eissn 1177-083X
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2023-03-14 2021-07-22

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