Supermarket Characteristics and Operating Costs in Low-Income Areas
Consumer Research & Advocacy
"Whether the poor pay more for food than other income groups is an important question in food price policy research." This December 2004 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) examines whether "stores serving low-income shoppers differ in important ways from stores that receive less of their revenues from Food Stamp redemptions," concluding that "if the poor do pay more, factors other than operating costs are likely to be the reason."
King, Robert P.; Leibtag, Ephraim S.; Behl, Ajay S.
Economic Research Service (ERS), United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA)