Food Deserts and the Causes of Nutritional Inequality*

Volume: 134, Issue: 4, Pages: 1793 - 1844
Published: May 20, 2019
Abstract
We study the causes of “nutritional inequality”: why the wealthy eat more healthfully than the poor in the United States. Exploiting supermarket entry and household moves to healthier neighborhoods, we reject that neighborhood environments contribute meaningfully to nutritional inequality. We then estimate a structural model of grocery demand, using a new instrument exploiting the combination of grocery retail chains’ differing presence across...
Paper Details
Title
Food Deserts and the Causes of Nutritional Inequality*
Published Date
May 20, 2019
Volume
134
Issue
4
Pages
1793 - 1844
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