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Effects Of Health Concerns And Consumer Characteristics On U.S. Meat Consumption

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  • Moon, Wanki
  • Ward, Ronald W.
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    Using generalized Heckman's model and NPD data, this study specified a meat demand model incorporating health concern and demographics. Estimated model established empirical linkages between health concerns and meat consumption. Beef and pork were negatively linked to health concerns, whereas chicken, turkey and fish were positively associated with health concerns.

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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 21682.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea99:21682

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    Keywords: Health Concern; Meat Demand; Generalized Heckman; Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety;

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    1. Jennifer Grannis & Dawn D. Thilmany, 2002. "Marketing natural pork: An empirical analysis of consumers in the mountain region," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(4), pages 475-489.
    2. Girapunthong, Napaporn & Ward, Ronald W., 2003. "Demand Drivers For Fresh-Cut Flowers And Their Substitutes: An Application Of Household Expenditure Allocation Models," 2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada 22178, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    3. Evans, Jason R. & D'Souza, Gerard E. & Collins, Alan R. & Brown, Cheryl & Sperow, Mark, 2011. "Determining Consumer Perceptions of and Willingness to Pay for Appalachian Grass-Fed Beef: An Experimental Economics Approach," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 40(2), August.
    4. Goss, Jody & Holcomb, Rodney B. & Ward, Clement E., 2002. "Factors Influencing Consumer Decisions Related To "Natural" Beef In The Southern Plains," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 33(01), March.

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