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Politics and Social Change

Occidental College

2002

Urban

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The Persistence Of L.A.'S Grocery Gap: The Need For A New Food Policy And Approach To Market Development, Amanda Shaffer May 2002

The Persistence Of L.A.'S Grocery Gap: The Need For A New Food Policy And Approach To Market Development, Amanda Shaffer

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

This report chronicles the gap between the number of supermarkets located in low-income and inner city communities versus middle and upper-income, and suburban communities in Los Angeles. Chapter 1 highlights the discrepancies in access to supermarkets according to household income and racial make up of the surrounding neighborhood, and details how the gap affects price and quality. Chapter 2 describes the potential health ramifications of a diet affected by limited access to fresh, affordable, healthy foods. Chapter 3 explores various factors that have been identified as key barriers for supermarket investment in low-income communities. Chapter 4 then explores opportunities and ...