Michael Drew’s review of the causes and effects of food poverty in Ireland offers the first full-length study of this significant and protracted issue that has been exacerbated by COVID-19.
The book brings together the complex picture emerging from interviews with users of food aid. Their pathways into and through food poverty are impacted by the policies and practices of government and employers with wide-ranging implications. The work explores the international landscape of food poverty and situates both experiences and responses in a comparative context. It considers how these results contribute to an understanding of the problem and what action should be taken.
Michael Drew holds a PhD (2019) from the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice at University College Dublin. He is an independent researcher who, for many years, has volunteered with the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Ireland’s largest voluntary charitable organisation.
2. An International Perspective
3. Poverty and Food: The Irish Context
4. Interpreting the Data
5. Pathways into Food Poverty
6. Pathways through Food Poverty
7. Investigating the Policy Drivers
8. Responses to Food Poverty