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India Edible Oil Consumption: A Censored Incomplete Demand Approach

  • Pan, Suwen
  • Mohanty, Samarendu
  • Welch, Mark

A Censored Incomplete Demand System is applied to household expenditures for edible oil in India. The results show that edible peanut oil is still a luxury good in India, whereas expenditure elasticities for other edible oils are relatively low. The food habit, location, education of household heads, and other demographic variables have significant effects on the choice of edible oils.

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Volume (Year): 40 (2008)
Issue (Month): 03 (December)
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