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Convergence in food consumption in Rural China: Evidence from household survey data

  • Wan, Guang Hua

Convergence in food consumption not only reflects homogenisation of preferences but may also imply nationalisation or integration of markets. This paper will (a) propose an econometric model for studying consumption convergence; (b) apply the model to a set of panel data from China; and (c) discuss various implications of modelling results.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal China Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 16 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 90-102

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Handle: RePEc:eee:chieco:v:16:y:2005:i:1:p:90-102
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