This paper explores the effect of income per capita on the number of grocery stores and fast-food franchises in an area. Using a panel dataset to allow for the inclusion of every county in the United States across a period of three years, the results suggest that the income per capita of a county significantly impacts the number of grocery stores and fast-food restaurants in the area. Other factors such as education, age, and attributes regarding time constraints also play an important role in determining the number of grocery stores and fast-food franchises in a location.
Doherty, Hannah M.
"The Effect of Income on Healthy Food Options,"
Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 18:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol18/iss1/8