عنوان مقاله [English]
The present article investigates the effects of economic situation on food security of different social groups in sample villages of Paeen Velayat in Mashhad (Khorsan Razavi province). Survey Research is used and data are collected using standard questionnaire. Statistical group consists of 404 households or 1804 individuals from which 40 households were selected from the sample villages using cluster sampling. Results indicate that factors like geographic conditions of the village, land ownership, household head type and place of employment, number of children influence economic condition of the households and their ability in achieving sustainable livelihood. Moreover, there is a significant relationship between economic situation of household head and food security of dependent members of the family. In this regard, mothers and young girls experience the lowest and most fragile situation.