Can Food Stamps Do More to Improve Food Choices? An Economic Perspective-Food Spending Patterns of Low-Income Households: Will Increasing Purchasing Power Result in Healthier Food Choices?

The Food Stamp Program provides benefits that low-income households can use to purchase food in grocery stores. The rise in obesity has raised the question of whether food stamp participants would purchase more healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, if food stamp benefits were higher. This report examines household food spending patterns and how they differ across income levels to provide insight into how participants might change their food spending in response to additional income.


Issue Date:
2007-09
Publication Type:
Report
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/59430
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/59430
Total Pages:
8
Series Statement:
Economic Information Bulletin
Number 29-4




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