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Jones-Smith, Knox, Hurvitz, Hamilton, and Colleagues Publish New Research in Food Policy

Posted: 6/23/2022 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE Affiliates Jessica Jones-Smith, Melissa Knox, and CSDE Research Scientists Phil Hurvitz and Deven Hamilton recently published new research exploring the impacts of sweetened beverage taxes with co-authors Norma Coe, Lina Walkinshaw, John Schoof, and James Krieger. The authors assess the degree to which sweetened beverage taxes in three large US cities placed an inequitable burden on populations with lower incomes.  They assess spending on beverage taxes across income categories, after taxes.  They also examine whether there is a net transfer of funds towards lower income populations once allocation of tax revenue is considered.

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