Food consumption within Greek households: further evidence from a national representative sample

Kostakis, I., Paparas, D., Saiti, A. and Papadaki, S. (2020) Food consumption within Greek households: further evidence from a national representative sample. Economies, 8 (1). p. 17.

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to characterize the relationship between food consumption and socio-demographic characteristics in several groups of individuals. This is achieved by capturing the quantity of food purchased in categories on a microeconomic level. The empirical analysis is approached through the estimation of (a) expanded generalized linear models, (b) quantile regression models, (c) quadratic almost ideal demand system models and (d) Deaton’s (1988) approach. The results reveal that the composition of a household has a significant impact on the quantity of food consumed. In addition, price and income elasticities are estimated, confirming that the majority of food items are inelastic with respect to price and income except for meat. These findings can be used as a basis for considering food policy implications while evaluating the potential gains from applying specific policies.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: food consumption, household surveys, food elasticities
Divisions: Land, Farm and Agribusiness Management
Depositing User: Ms Kath Osborn
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 15:32
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2020 15:32
URI: http://hau.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17531

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