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Understanding the Rise in Rural Child Poverty, 2003-14
Rural child poverty rose between 2003 and 2014, increasing even in pre- and post-recession years. ERS looks at the effects of declining average incomes among rural families and rising rural income inequality.

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Demand for Convenience Foods--at Home and Away from Home
ERS examines demand for convenience foods in recent years and the mechanisms driving the demand, including changes in prices of convenience foods and in consumers’ income, the amount of hours worked by household heads, and advertising.
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Americans’ Eating Patterns and Time Spent on Food in 2014
ERS analyzed food and food-related time use patterns by factors such as income level and participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
New Survey Provides Complete Picture of Households’ Food Acquisition
Nearly all households acquire food at least once during the week; 87 percent visited supermarkets and 85 percent visited restaurants at least once. Households, SNAP and non-SNAP, acquired food at no cost on 22 percent of occasions.
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National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey: Comparing the Data
Food spending and other key outcome measures in USDA’s comprehensive, detailed survey of household food acquisition and purchases (FoodAPS) are comparable to estimates from other key national surveys measuring specific variables.

Last updated: Friday, July 29, 2016

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