Food demand behaviors and household socioeconomic characteristics: an econometric analysis

Author/s Maria Forleo, Simona Zampino
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2010/3
Language Italian Pages 17 P. 149-165 File size 677 KB
DOI 10.3280/ECAG2010-003008
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The paper investigates the existing relationships between food demand behaviours and households socioeconomic characteristics in Italy by using the istat 2000 and 2006 Consumption Expenditure Household Surveys. The present work represents the first step of a research project directed to deepen the adopted methodological approaches. It consists in two parts. In the first, the results of the descriptive statistical analysis of total, domestic and extra-domestic food expenditures are presented. In the second part, the determinants of total food expenditures are further investigated and ols cross-sectional models are adopted to analyse the existing relations between households socioeconomic characteristics and food expenditures

Keywords: Food expenditure dynamics, consumption expenditure determinants, ols

Jel codes: C2, D1, Q1

Maria Forleo, Simona Zampino, Spesa alimentare delle famiglie e benessere: analisi econometrica a livello familiare in "ECONOMIA AGRO-ALIMENTARE" 3/2010, pp 149-165, DOI: 10.3280/ECAG2010-003008