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Convergence in Food Demand and Delivery: Do Middle-Income Countries Follow High-Income Trends?

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  • Regmi, Anita
  • Takeshima, Hiroyuki
  • Unnevehr, Laurian J.

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This study uses food expenditures and food-sales data from 1990 to 2004 to examine whether food-consumption patterns and food-delivery-mechanism trends are converging across 47 high- and middle-income countries. Results point to a high degree of convergence in global food systems. Middle-income countries appear to be following trends in high-income countries. Convergence is apparent in most important food-expenditure categories and in indicators of food-system modernization such as supermarket and fast food sales.

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Article provided by Food Distribution Research Society in its journal Journal of Food Distribution Research.

Volume (Year): 39 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:jlofdr:55621

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Keywords: Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety;

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  1. Briggs, Adam & Chowdhury, Shyamal, 2014. "Economic Development, Food Demand and the Consequences for Agricultural Resource Requirements (Indonesia)," 2014 Conference (58th), February 4-7, 2014, Port Maquarie, Australia 165808, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

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