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

Kaicker, Nidhi; Kulkarni, Vani; Gaiha, Raghav

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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]

dc.contributor.authorKaicker, Nidhi
dc.contributor.authorKulkarni, Vani
dc.contributor.authorGaiha, Raghav
dc.contributor.editorRaghav Gaiha
dc.contributor.editorRaghbendra Jha
dc.contributor.editorVani S Kulkarni
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:56:32Z
dc.identifier.isbn9780198099215
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/60272
dc.description.abstractOur 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 role in shaping dietary patterns. While changes in life style and activity patterns are irreversible, an important policy insight is that food price stabilization and expansion of livelihood opportunities deserve greater attention.
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.relation.ispartofDiets, malnutrition, and disease: The Indian Experience
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.titleDietary transition in India: An analysis based on NSS data, 1993-2004
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor140208 - Health Economics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4002919xPUB531
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKaicker, Nidhi, University of Delhi
local.contributor.affiliationKulkarni, Vani, Yale University
local.contributor.affiliationGaiha, Raghav, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage56
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage80
local.identifier.doi.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.003.0003
local.identifier.absseo910103 - Economic Growth
dc.date.updated2020-11-22T07:31:48Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationNew Delhi, India
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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