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U.S. Food Expenditures Away From Home by Type of Meal

In the 1992-93 period, nearly 40 percent of households in the United States purchased breakfast away from home and about 75 percent purchased lunch or dinner during a two-week span. Using a double-hurdle model in this study, the authors report that the wife's employment has a positive effect on the probability and level of lunch and dinner expenditures. Income also has a statistically significant and positive effect.

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Paper provided by Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University in its series Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications with number 95-wp143.

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  6. Arabmazar, Abbas & Schmidt, Peter, 1982. "An Investigation of the Robustness of the Tobit Estimator to Non-Normality," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 50(4), pages 1055-63, July.
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