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Household Demand For Fresh Potatoes: A Disaggregated Cross-Sectional Analysis


  • Cox, Thomas L.
  • Ziemer, Rod F.
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul


A model of household fresh potato consumption incorporating prices, income, family size and other socioeconomic effects is estimated by maximum likelihood Tobit procedures. The effects of truncation bias due to non-purchasing households are evaluated and decompositions of the Tobit elasticities are performed for various sub-groups of the data. The market development implications of this type of disaggregated commodity analysis are explored.

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  • Cox, Thomas L. & Ziemer, Rod F. & Chavas, Jean-Paul, 1984. "Household Demand For Fresh Potatoes: A Disaggregated Cross-Sectional Analysis," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 9(01), July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32373

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    1. Carlton G. Davis, 1982. "Linkages between Socioeconomic Characteristics, Food Expenditure Patterns, and Nutritional Status of Low Income Households: A Critical Review," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 64(5), pages 1017-1025.
    2. Price, David W. & Price, Dorothy Z. & West, Donald A., 1980. "Traditional And Nontraditional Determinants Of Household Expenditures On Selected Fruits And Vegetables," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 5(01), July.
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    1. Cheng, Hsiang-Tai & Kezis, Alan S. & Peavey, Stephanie R. & Smith, Duane A., 1990. "Determinants Of Consumers' Purchase Decision For Maine Round White Potatoes," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 21(2), June.


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