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An assessment of the current structure of food demand in urban China

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  • Brian W. Gould
  • Hector J. Villarreal

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We evaluate the current structure of food demand in urban China by using household expenditure survey data from five provinces. Two complementary analyses are undertaken. First, an aggregate analysis based on a fractional logit model is used to examine how households allocate food expenditures across the food-at-home (FAH) and food-away-from-home (FAFH) categories. This is followed by a disaggregated analysis of how households allocated their FAH expenditures across 12 commodity categories. A Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand System (QUAIDS) is used. We find evidence of significant food purchase substitution and complementarity. Copyright 2006 International Association of Agricultural Economics.

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Article provided by International Association of Agricultural Economists in its journal Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 34 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (01)
Pages: 1-16

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Handle: RePEc:bla:agecon:v:34:y:2006:i:1:p:1-16

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  16. Thornsbury, Suzanne & Woods, Mollie, 2007. "Background Information on the Chinese Fruit Sector," Staff Papers 9308, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
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