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Dietary transition in India: An analysis based on NSS data, 1993-2004

Kaicker, Nidhi; Kulkarni, Vani; Gaiha, Raghav


Our study examines changes in diets over the period 1993-2004. Diets have shifted away from cereals towards higher consumption of fruits, vegetables, oils and livestock products. Using household data, reduced form demand relations are estimated for nine food commodities. Significant own and cross-price effects that vary over time are confirmed, as also income/expenditure effects. Over and above these effects, more sedentary life styles and less strenuous activity patterns played a significant...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Diets, malnutrition, and disease: The Indian Experience
DOI: .1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.003.0003


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