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Record number 486031
Title Food Insecurity and Food Access in U.S. Metro Areas
Author(s) Bonanno, A.; Li, J.
Source Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy 37 (2015)2. - ISSN 2040-5790 - p. 177 - 204.
Department(s) Business Economics
Laboratory of Plant Breeding
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Keyword(s) stamp program - wal-mart - neighborhood characteristics - united-states - competition - variables - models - participation - supercenters - endogeneity
Abstract Household food insecurity in the United States has reached its highest levels to date. As public and private initiatives have emerged to help improve diets by fostering access to food, the availability of more food stores may result in lower levels of food insecurity. In this article, we assess the relationship between adult food insecurity and food store density in metropolitan areas of the United States. We find that while small grocery/convenience stores show a mitigating effect on adult food insecurity across different samples of households, the effects of large supermarkets/grocery stores and supercenters vary. We also find that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participation and food access can have a simultaneously beneficial effect in reducing adult food insecurity. Implications for policies aiming to improve food security by fostering access to food stores are discussed.
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