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More Americans Spend More Time in Food-Related Activities Than a Decade Ago

Eliana Zeballos

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2020, vol. April 2020, issue 03

Abstract: An analysis of time use data by ERS researchers reveals that Americans age 15 and older, on average, spent 18 percent more time preparing food in 2014-17 than in 2004-07, and the gender disparity in preparing food and cleaning up afterwards lessened somewhat. The share of Americans who purchased non-grocery store food, such as from restaurants or school cafeterias, on an average day grew from 11.3 to 13.5 percent.

Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Health Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302918

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