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Food Spending Adjustments During Recessionary Times

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  • Kumcu, Aylin
  • Kaufman, Phillip R.

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During the 2007-09 recession, inflation-adjusted food expenditures by U.S. households fell 5 percent—the largest decrease in at least 25 years. Spending patterns differed by income level, with middle-income households curbing expenditures the most. Households responded to the recession by cutting back on eating out and by economizing on grocery purchases.

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  • Kumcu, Aylin & Kaufman, Phillip R., 2011. "Food Spending Adjustments During Recessionary Times," Amber Waves, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uersaw:120969
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    Cited by:

    1. Justine S. Hastings & Jesse M. Shapiro, 2017. "How Are SNAP Benefits Spent? Evidence from a Retail Panel," NBER Working Papers 23112, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Rachel Griffith & Martin O'Connell & Kate Smith, 2016. "Shopping Around: How Households Adjusted Food Spending Over the Great Recession," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 83(330), pages 247-280, April.
    3. Kuhns, Annemarie & Volpe, Richard, 2014. "Assessing the Impact of the Great Recession on Healthfulness of Food Purchase Choices," 2014 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2014, Minneapolis, Minnesota 170485, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    4. Lin, Biing-Hwan & Ver Ploeg, Michele & Kasteridis, Panagiotis & Yen, Steven T., 2014. "The roles of food prices and food access in determining food purchases of low-income households," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 36(5), pages 938-952.
    5. Liu, Miaoru & Kasteridis, Panagiotis & Yen, Steven T., 2013. "Breakfast, lunch, and dinner expenditures away from home in the United States," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 156-164.

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