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Pensioners And Food Intake Patterns In A Transition Economy

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  • Florkowski, Wojciech J.
  • Moon, Wanki
  • Beuchat, Larry R.
  • Resurreccion, Anna V.A.
  • Paraskova, Pavlina
  • Jordanov, Jordan
  • Chinnan, Manjeet S.
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    Abstract

    Using nationwide food consumption survey data collected in Bulgaria in 1997, this study examines how food intake patterns of the unemployed and pensioners differ from patterns of the employed. During transition, the unemployed and pensioners are particularly vulnerable to nutritional deficiencies and chronic diseases resulting from unbalanced and unhealthy diets as well as food shortage.

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    Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN with number 21590.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea99:21590

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    Keywords: transition; social welfare policy; food intake pattern; Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty;

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    1. Cornia, Giovanni Andrea, 1994. "Poverty, Food Consumption, and Nutrition during the Transition to the Market Economy in Eastern Europe," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 84(2), pages 297-302, May.
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