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Household characteristics and calorie intake in rural India: a quantile regression approach

Sinha, Kompal


The present paper investigates the nutrition demand pattern for rural households in India. The non-parametric approach of quantile regression is applied to characterize the entire distribution of calorie consumption. This technique has an advantage over the traditional ordinary least square technique. It relaxes the assumption of a constant effect of the explanatory variables over the entire distribution of the dependent variable. These effects are allowed to vary over the entire distribution...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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