Accessibility of the Halifax population to grocery stores and fast food outlets based on socio-economic status

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dc.contributor.advisor McCalla, Robert J.
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Bray, Jonathon
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-30T12:28:25Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-30T12:28:25Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/26088
dc.description 1 online resource (vii, 49 p.) : col. maps
dc.description Includes abstracts in English and French.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 46-48).
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis was to determine accessibility to grocery stores and fast food outlets of the disadvantaged population of Halifax. Socio-economic data on dissemination areas was obtained from Statistics Canada and index scored were generated. The criteria used from Statistics Canada were that of age, household income, unemployment, and prevalence of lone parent households. The disadvantaged dissemination areas walking and driving accessibility was than compared to both chain grocery stores and chain fast food outlets in Halifax. The analysis found that just fewer than 50% of the disadvantaged dissemination areas did not have walking access to grocery stores. The analysis also found that of the areas that lacked walking access to grocery stores, 69.2% had 20 minute walking access to fast food outlets. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.title Accessibility of the Halifax population to grocery stores and fast food outlets based on socio-economic status en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Bachelor of Arts (Honours Geography)
thesis.degree.level Undergraduate
thesis.degree.discipline Geography and Environmental Studies
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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