Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/145444
Authors: 
Griffith, Rachel
O'Connell, Martin
Smith, Kate
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IFS Working Papers W15/29
Abstract: 
Over the Great Recession UK households reduced real food expenditure. We show that they were able to maintain the number of calories that they purchased, and the nutritional quality of these calories, by adjusting their shopping behaviour. We document the mechanisms that households used. We motivate our analysis with a model of shopping behaviour in which households adjust shopping effort and the characteristics of their shopping basket in response to economic shocks. We use detailed longitudinal data and focus on within household changes in basket characteristics and proxies for shopping effort.
Subjects: 
consumption smoothing
recession
nutrition
JEL: 
D12
I31
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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