Food Spending of Middle-Income Households Hardest Hit by the Great Recession

Clare Cho, Jessica E. Todd, Michelle Saksena, Clare Cho, Jessica E. Todd, Michelle Saksena
2018 unpublished
As household incomes fell during the Great Recession, inflation-adjusted food spending by U.S. households declined by 7 percent between 2007 and 2010 and did not return to pre-recession levels until 2015. Eating out took a bigger hit than grocery store spending, and food spending among middle-income households dropped more than that of the lowest and highest income groups.
doi:10.22004/ag.econ.302657 fatcat:blwfjcdp7jcznla4bcvy7qst5a