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The Determinants of Food Expenditures in the Urban Households of Ghana: A Quantile Regression Approach

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  • Meng, Ting
  • Florkowski, Wojciech J.
  • Sarpong, Daniel Bruce
  • Resurreccion, Anna V.A.
  • Chinnan, Manjeet S.

Abstract

The study applies quantile regression to identify determinants of the entire distribution of food expenditure, and quantify their effects amongGhana’s urban household subgroups. The results indicate that among the significant factors the largest effect in descending order havelocation, marital status, education, household composition, age, and income.

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  • Meng, Ting & Florkowski, Wojciech J. & Sarpong, Daniel Bruce & Resurreccion, Anna V.A. & Chinnan, Manjeet S., 2013. "The Determinants of Food Expenditures in the Urban Households of Ghana: A Quantile Regression Approach," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 143033, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea13:143033
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