How do political, individual and contextual factors affect school milk demand? Empirical evidence from primary schools in Germany
AbstractDespite the subsidies provided for school milk within the European School Milk Scheme, consumption has declined steadily in Germany. Thus, a federal research project was established to analyze factors that influence the demand for school milk. The results should form a basis to improve future school milk policy. To identify the factors affecting the decisions by individual pupils to order school milk and to quantify the impact of each factor, politically induced factors, individual and context factors were considered. Price effects and the associated policy issues were derived via a price experiment in selected German primary schools, while information on weekly orders for school milk was collected at the individual level. Detailed information on the eating habits, preferences and tastes, attitudes, socio-economic circumstances and characteristics of the persons involved was obtained by administering various surveys. The respondents examined in the study included pupils, the pupils’ parents, class teachers, school milk managers (primarily janitors) and school principals.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Elsevier in its journal Food Policy.
Volume (Year): 43 (2013)
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School milk; Demand model; Multilevel analysis; Context effects; Price experiment; Policy impact;
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