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Social class determines how the unemployed talk about food insecurity

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‘Cherry Blossom,’ a 39-year-old woman worked as a hotel breakfast bar hostess around the start of the ‘Great Recession.’ She lost her job, and three years later she was being interviewed to assess her struggles with her unemployment. She talked about her empty refrigerator.A study by University of Missouri researchers that began as a survey of unemployment following the recession, led researchers to discover that participants used food to describe their circumstances.

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