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Body Weight Outcomes and Food Expenditures Among Older Europeans: A simultaneous equation approach

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  • Drichoutis, Andreas C.
  • Lazaridis, Panagiotis
  • Nayga, Rodolfo M., Jr.

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We analyze the inter-relationships between body weight outcomes and food expenditures among older Europeans using a simultaneous equation model. Several statistical tests were conducted to assess endogeneity of selected variables, the exogeneity, relevance, and validity of instruments used, and the identification of the model. Our results generally suggest, contrary to normative views, that food-away-from-home expenditure is negatively related to body mass index (BMI). BMI is negatively related to the percentage of food spent away from home.

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Paper provided by European Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 113th Seminar, September 3-6, 2009, Chania, Crete, Greece with number 58010.

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Keywords: Body Mass Index; food expenditures; simultaneous equations; Agricultural and Food Policy;

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  1. Herrmann, Roland & Burzig, Johanna, 2011. "Food Expenditure Patterns of the Generation 50+: An Engel-Curve Analysis for Germany," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 114543, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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