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Examining Food Consumption In Japan Under Life-Cycle Hypothesis: Implication From Cross-Sectional Data

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  • Bittencourt, Mauricio V.L.
  • Teratanavat, Ratapol P.
  • Chern, Wen S.

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This study estimates a cross-sectional model through a theoretically consistent Almost Ideal Demand System (AIDS) to examine the economic and demographic determinants of food consumption patterns in Japan over life-cycle periods. Results show key factors that explain such behavior, including family size, number of children, lifestyle and health concern.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO with number 20070.

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Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea04:20070

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