Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Modelling variety in consumption expenditure on food in India

Jha, Raghbendra; Gaiha, Raghav; Sharma, Anurag

Description

In this paper we compute nutrient-income elasticities for two macronutrients (calories and protein) and five micronutrients (calcium, thiamine, riboflavin, carotene and iron) using an all-India sample of rural households for 1994. We show that in each case the respective elasticities are positive and significant. This lends support to our hypothesis that an increase in income would increase nutrient intake by varying amounts, contrary to some assertions. We then compute differences in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49727
Source: International Review of Applied Economics
DOI: 10.1080/02692170902954809

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Jha_Modelling_variety_in_2009.pdf126.47 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  27 November 2018/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator