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Socioeconomic Determinants Of Food Expenditure Patterns Among Racially Different Low-Income Households: An Empirical Analysis

  • Davis, Carlton George
  • Moussie, M.
  • Dinning, J.S.
  • Christakis, G.J.
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    This paper examines the impact of selected socioeconomic characteristics on aggregate and group food expenditure patterns of racially different low-income households. A double logarithmic functional form was used to explain responses in household food expenditures to socioeconomic factors. Household income, family size, and Food Stamp Program participation were found to exert a strong positive impact on food expenditures. The general educational level of the homemaker registered no significant impact on household food expenditures. However, the nutritional knowledge of the homemaker increased the efficiency of food purchasing activities.

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    Article provided by Western Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Western Journal of Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 08 (1983)
    Issue (Month): 02 (December)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32092
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    2. Salathe, Larry E. & Buse, Rueben C., 1979. "Household Food Consumption Patterns in the United States," Technical Bulletins 158056, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
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