Briefing • 20 June 2014
Briefing 35: The Poor cannot afford to eat as healthily as the rich
Poor people spend a much higher proportion of their income on food than richer households, yet still struggle to afford a healthy diet
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Explaining the data
This data comes from ‘Hard to Swallow’ a report funded by Kellogs and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) and published in March 2013. A report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, ‘Food expenditure and nutritional quality over the great recession’ documents the change in nutritional quality of household food purchases since 2005.
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