IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/ags/iaae12/126432.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Meat And Fish Demand In Tunisia: Economic And Socio-Demographic Factors Effects

Author

Listed:
  • Dhraief, Mohamed Zied
  • Oueslati, Meriem
  • Dhehibi, Boubaker

Abstract

The aim of the paper is to analyze the impact of socio-economic and demographic variables on the demand for meat and fish for Tunisian consumers. This study is one of the first applications in Tunisia with respect to the demand for meat and fish that simultaneously covers two important aspects: the non-imposition of, a priori, a functional form and the use of cross-section data including demographic and socioeconomic variables. The main results show that meat and fish consumption patterns by age, level of income and level of education are relatively different as regards to the economic factors (food expenditure and price). The changes in demographic and economic characteristics are influencing the changes in meat and fish demand.

Suggested Citation

  • Dhraief, Mohamed Zied & Oueslati, Meriem & Dhehibi, Boubaker, 2012. "Meat And Fish Demand In Tunisia: Economic And Socio-Demographic Factors Effects," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 126432, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:iaae12:126432
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/126432/files/Meat%20and%20fish%20demand%20in%20Tunisia.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Other versions of this item:

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Dhehibi, B. & Gil, J. M., 2003. "Forecasting food demand in Tunisia under alternative pricing policies," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 28(2), pages 167-186, April.
    2. Gracia, A. & Albisu, L. M., 1998. "The demand for meat and fish in Spain: Urban and rural areas," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 19(3), pages 359-366, December.
    3. Abderraouf Laajimi & Boubaker Dhehibi & José Maria Gil, 2003. "The structure of food demand in Tunisai: a differential system approach," Cahiers d'Economie et Sociologie Rurales, INRA Department of Economics, vol. 66, pages 55-77.
    4. Barten, Anton P, 1993. "Consumer Allocation Models: Choice of Functional Form," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 18(1), pages 129-158.
    5. Capps, Oral, Jr. & Schmitz, John D., 1991. "A Recognition Of Health And Nutrition Factors In Food Demand Analysis," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 16(1), pages 1-15, July.
    6. Wilson, Christine A. & Marsh, Thomas L., 2005. "The Impacts Of Demographics And Health Information On Meat Demand," Staff Papers 28671, Purdue University, Department of Agricultural Economics.
    7. Keller, W.J. & Van Driel, J., 1985. "Differential consumer demand systems," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 27(3), pages 375-390.
    8. Brester, Gary W & Wohlgenant, Michael K, 1993. "Correcting for Measurement Error in Food Demand Estimation," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 75(2), pages 352-356, May.
    9. Alston, Julian M. & Chalfant, James A., 1991. "Can We Take The Con Out Of Meat Demand Studies?," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 16(1), pages 1-13, July.
    10. Dhehibi, Boubaker & Lachaal, Lassaad & Chebil, Ali, 2005. "Demand Analysis for Fish in Tunisia: An Empirical Approach," 2005 International Congress, August 23-27, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark 24715, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    11. Taljaard, Pieter R. & van Schalkwyk, Herman D. & Alemu, Zerihun Gudeta, 2006. "Choosing between the AIDS and Rotterdam models: A meat demand analysis case study," Agrekon, Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA), vol. 45(2), pages 1-15, June.
    12. Neves, Pedro Duarte, 1994. "A class of differential demand systems," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 44(1-2), pages 83-86.
    13. X. M. Gao & Timothy Richards & Albert Kagan, 1997. "A latent variable model of consumer taste determination and taste change for complex carbohydrates," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(12), pages 1643-1654.
    14. Gil, José M.ª & Dhehibi, B. & Angulo, Ana Maria, 2001. "La demanda de carnes y pescados en Túnez: un enfoque dinámico," Revista Espanola de Estudios Agrosociales y Pesqueros, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Rural y Marino (formerly Ministry of Agriculture), issue 190, pages 1-22.
    15. Deaton, Angus S & Muellbauer, John, 1980. "An Almost Ideal Demand System," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 70(3), pages 312-326, June.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Consumer/Household Economics; Demand and Price Analysis; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Political Economy;

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:iaae12:126432. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/iaaeeea.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.