Economies of Scale and Food Consumption : a Reappraisal of the Deaton-Paxson Paradox
AbstractThe paradoxical negative relation between food consumption and the family size analyzed by Deaton and Paxson (1998) is discussed and evaluated on a household consumption panel. This negative relation is confirmed using panel data but weakens considerably when an equivalence scale instead of family size is used and when the change of the family structure over time is taken into account.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by UniversitÃ© PanthÃ©on-Sorbonne (Paris 1) in its series Papiers d'Economie MathÃ©matique et Applications with number 2000.08.
Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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FOOD CONSUMPTION ; FAMILY ; HOUSEHOLD;
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