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Comparisons Of Hispanic Households' Demand For Meat With Other Ethnic Groups

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  • Lanfranco, Bruno A.
  • Ames, Glenn C.W.
  • Huang, Chung L.

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The objective of this research was to analyze the demand patterns of Hispanic households for meats in comparison with other ethnic groups using data from the 1998 Consumer Expenditure Survey. A system of demand equations of the LinQuad form were estimated for ten meat products using an incomplete system of censored equations. Hispanic households showed a clear preference for beef. Price, income and household size elasticities were estimated for each meat product by ethnic group. The demand for ground beef was the most income inelastic product regardless of ethnicity. Household size had a positive effect on the probability of consuming a particular meat product but a negative effect on actual item expenditures.

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  • Lanfranco, Bruno A. & Ames, Glenn C.W. & Huang, Chung L., 2001. "Comparisons Of Hispanic Households' Demand For Meat With Other Ethnic Groups," Faculty Series 16710, University of Georgia, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
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