American Agricultural Economics Association
Many studies have shown that food prices in low-income neighborhoods are often higher than in neighborhoods with higher incomes. Explanations have focused on the size of the stores located in low-income neighborhoods. Low-income neighborhoods have a greater concentration of smaller stores and smaller stores tend to have higher prices than large supermarkets. Research on the distribution of food stores in low income neighborhoods also shows that there are fewer stores. This paper examines how the distribution of food stores affects prices.