The Poor Pay More

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AuthorDavid Caplovitz
CountryUnited States
SubjectConsumer movement
PublisherFree Press
Published in English
October 1967

The Poor Pay More is a 1967 book published by David Caplovitz. It is a sociology study of what could be called the "poverty penalty", which is a concept that poor people pay more for the same goods and services as people with more money do.

Esther Peterson cited the book as being important for understanding contemporary consumer problems.[1]

In 2010 a researcher cited the book as still being relevant.[2]


  1. ^ Goodman, Charles S. (Jan 1968). "Do the poor pay more?". Journal of Marketing. American Marketing Association. 32 (1): 18–24. doi:10.2307/1249191. JSTOR 1249191.
  2. ^ Mierzwinski, E. (2010). "Colston E. Warne Lecture: Consumer Protection 2.0-Protecting Consumers in the 21st Century". Journal of Consumer Affairs. 44 (3): 578–597. doi:10.1111/j.1745-6606.2010.01185.x.