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Modelling variety in consumption expenditure on food in India

Jha, Raghbendra; Gaiha, Raghav; Sharma, Anurag


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
Source: International Review of Applied Economics
DOI: 10.1080/02692170902954809


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