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Consumer knowledge and meat consumption at home and away from home

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  • Yen, Steven T.
  • Lin, Biing-Hwan
  • Davis, Christopher G.

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We investigate the roles of consumer knowledge and sociodemographic factors in the consumption of meat products at home and away from home. Censored dependent variables and endogenous dietary knowledge are accommodated by developing and estimating a simultaneous-equations system. Results suggest endogeneity of knowledge and support the system approach to demand functions for meat products. Dietary knowledge decreases consumption of beef and pork at home and away from home but does not affect poultry or fish consumption in either location. Men eat more meat and fish than women, meat consumption declines with age, and regional and racial/ethnic differences are present.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Food Policy.

Volume (Year): 33 (2008)
Issue (Month): 6 (December)
Pages: 631-639

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jfpoli:v:33:y:2008:i:6:p:631-639

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Keywords: D12 C34 Censored dependent variables Dietary knowledge Maximum simulated likelihood Meat demand Simultaneous-equations system;

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  1. Davis, Christopher G. & Blayney, Donald P. & Cooper, Joseph C. & Yen, Steven T., 2009. "An Analysis of Demand Elasticities for Fluid Milk Products in the U.S," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 51791, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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