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Structural changes in the demand for food in Asia.:

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  • Huang, Jikun.
  • Bouis, Howarth E.

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This paper presents an overview of changing food consumption patterns in Taiwan and China. It finds that consumption of meat quadrupled in Taiwan between the periods 1959-61 and 1989-91, while per capita rice consumption declined by one-half. In mainland China, consumption of nonstaple foods such as meat rose 10 percent. How much of these changes in diet resulted from income and price effects and how much from structural factors such as urbanization? This question has important implications for accurately forecasting the future demand for food in Asia.

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series 2020 vision discussion papers with number 11.

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Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:2020dp:11

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Keywords: Structural adjustment (Economic policy) China.; Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Taiwan.; Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Asia.; Food consumption China.; Food consumption Taiwan.; Food consumption Asia.;

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  1. Ravallion, Martin, 1990. "Income Effects on Undernutrition," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 38(3), pages 489-515, April.
  2. Huang, Jikun & David, Cristina C., 1993. "Demand for cereal grains in Asia: The effect of urbanization," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 8(2), pages 107-124, February.
  3. Sahn, David E. & Alderman, Harold, 1988. "The effects of human capital on wages, and the determinants of labor supply in a developing country," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 157-183, September.
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