Store profitability and public policies to improve food access in non-metro U.S. counties

Store profitability and public policies to improve food access in non-metro U.S. counties •Compares the cost-effectiveness of demand-side and supply-side policies to mitigate food access issues.•Uses an economic model of large food-store entry to compare policies in non-metro U.S. counties.•Relative effectiveness of each policy type cannot be determined a priori and depends upon metro-adjacency, store size, and number of stores.•Improving SNAP coverage is more cost-effective in metro-adjacent counties and counties with at least one large food store. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Food Policy Elsevier

Store profitability and public policies to improve food access in non-metro U.S. counties

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0306-9192
eISSN
1873-5657
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foodpol.2017.12.004
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Abstract

•Compares the cost-effectiveness of demand-side and supply-side policies to mitigate food access issues.•Uses an economic model of large food-store entry to compare policies in non-metro U.S. counties.•Relative effectiveness of each policy type cannot be determined a priori and depends upon metro-adjacency, store size, and number of stores.•Improving SNAP coverage is more cost-effective in metro-adjacent counties and counties with at least one large food store.

Journal

Food PolicyElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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