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Food Spending of Middle-Income Households Hardest Hit by the Great Recession

Clare Cho, Jessica Todd () and Michelle Saksena

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2018, vol. September 2018, issue 08

Abstract: As household incomes fell during the Great Recession, inflation-adjusted food spending by U.S. households declined by 7 percent between 2007 and 2010 and did not return to pre-recession levels until 2015. Eating out took a bigger hit than grocery store spending, and food spending among middle-income households dropped more than that of the lowest and highest income groups.

Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Health Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302657

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