Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Scott Allard Explores the Link Between Food Access and Security

Posted: 9/12/2017 (CSDE Research)

In an article published in the August edition of the Journal of Consumer Affairs, affiliate Scott Allard, Professor at the Evans School, and colleagues explore the association between food insecurity and access to food retailers in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. Although their findings—based on a set of access measures developed by the authors—indicate that vulnerable populations in Detroit have similar or greater access to food retailers than do their less vulnerable counterparts, they do not suggest an association between food security and increased access to retailers. The full article is available below.

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