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Demand for nutrients in India: 1993 to 2004

Gaiha, Raghav; Jha, Raghbendra; Kulkarni, Vani


In response to the Deaton and Dreze (2009) explanation of a downward shift in the calorie Engel curve in terms of lower requirements due to health improvements and lower activity levels in India, we develop an alternative explanation embedded in a standard demand theory framework, with food prices and expenditure (as a proxy for income) cast in a pivotal role. We find robust food price and expenditure effects and shifting food price elasticities. There are shifts in demands due to factors other...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Economics
DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2011.639744


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