Food insecurity and mental health of women during COVID-19

Evidence from a developing country


The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has caused significant psychological pressure, with women being more likely than men to have experienced negative impacts. The situation is acute in poor areas in developing countries due to income loss and resulting in food insecurity.

This study examines the association between food insecurity and the mental health of women during the COVID-19 pandemic using panel data from two waves of 2402 household surveys first conducted after three weeks of the lockdown in Bangladesh.


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