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'Food deserts' in British cities: policy context and research priorities

Wrigley, N. (2002) 'Food deserts' in British cities: policy context and research priorities Urban Studies, 39, (11), pp. 2029-2040. (doi:10.1080/0042098022000011344).

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Abstract: This paper provides an introduction to the 'food deserts' theme by outlining how the problem of access to food, particularly foods integral to a healthy diet, for low-income households in poor neighbourhoods in British cities, became an increasingly important issue in the social exclusion and health inequalities debates, during the late 1990s. It documents the emergence of a policy response by UK government to this issue and the way in which policy development ran somewhat ahead of systematic research on key facets of the problem. The paper outlines the research priorities which became apparent by the end of the 1990s and some of the projects which have been funded by the UK research councils and by government departments and agencies to meet this need for fundamental research.

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Published date: October 2002
Keywords: food access, government, policy, 1990, projects


Local EPrints ID: 14396
ISSN: 0042-0980
PURE UUID: 83af7e63-846e-4306-8bdd-05fc58b58dda
ORCID for N. Wrigley: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 16 Feb 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:55

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