Distribution Dynamics of Dietary Energy Supply in the World
AbstractThis paper investigates the law of motion for the cross-section distribution of dietary energy supply (DES) in the world. This has been pursued using the distribution approach and a panel of 152 countries for the period 1961-2001. According to the empirical results, persistence in caloric intakes dominates in the short-run. With time, however, upwards mobility gains momentum and the world is moving towards a long-run distribution, which is strongly skewed to the left. The estimated expected first passage times from extreme under-supply to higher intake levels are consistent with speculations that most of the developing countries will attain the 3000 kcal per person per day level by the year 2030.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Greek Association of Agricultural Economists in its journal Agricultural Economics Review.
Volume (Year): 06 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
caloric intakes; mobility; World; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; C10; D12;
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- C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
- D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
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