Segregation and Food Insecurity in New York City

Project Authors: By: Julia Sochacki, Jiada Valenza, Areebah Qutub, Brianna Clarke

Our project seeks to look at the way wealth and demographic disparities between neighborhoods impact food security. We specifically chose to research the Upper East Side and East Harlem, located only 2 miles apart, but vastly different in terms of racial and ethnic population identities and average income. Our study highlights how segregation continues to exist and exacerbate socio-economic issues, impacting the health of already disadvantaged communities. Given the data from our study, which shows a clear connection between segregation and food access, we hope that further studies can be conducted to explore the ramifications of food security beyond physical well-being.

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