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How Food Spending Varies with Income

The question of how much money people spend on food as their income rises or falls has been a question that has long interested economists.  If food is a “normal” good, one would expect consumption (and spending) to increase as income increases.  This relationship has implications for projections of food demand and food security as incomes grow or as countries develop and become wealthier.

 

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