ERIC Number: ED263290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
Poverty and Hunger in America. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Assistance and Unemployment Compensation of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session. Serial No. 99-4.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Ways and Means.
This is a transcript of a hearing held to examine the extent and causes of hunger in the United States. Witnesses presenting testimony included a Boston pediatrician, two representatives from the Physician Task Force on Hunger in America, the Chairman of the House Select Committee on Hunger, and a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. The testimony focused on the inadequacy of current programs for addressing the magnitude of hunger in the country. Anecdotal accounts, statistical data, and other research findings were offered to support calls for additional funding in public assistance programs that provide nutritional support. Finally, a Heritage Foundation representative argued that hunger is not as prevalent as the witnesses had claimed. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Ways and Means.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children