Tey, (John) Yeong-Sheng and Shamsudin, Mad Nasir and Mohamed, Zainalabidin and Abdullah, Amin Mahir and Radam, Alias (2008): Nutrient elasticities in meat demand: a case in Malaysia.
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One distinct change in Malaysian food consumption behavior is the preference for meat products over staple and grain foods intact with income growth. Having mentioned the changes in food consumption behaviors, indeed, there are changes in nutrient availability and intake as well. This study aims to provide a better understanding of meat consumption behaviors in terms of income, price, and nutrient elasticities by analyzing the Household Expenditure Survey 2004/05 data. In the first stage, expenditure and own-price elasticities are estimated via the LA/AIDS model. This is followed by an estimation of Engel function in the second stage to obtain the estimates of income elasticities for the meat products. This study shows that the major meat products (beef, pork, mutton, and poultry) are normal goods and own-price elastic. There are mixed messages obtained from the estimated nutrient elasticities.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Nutrient elasticities in meat demand: a case in Malaysia|
|Keywords:||Meat, price elasticity, income elasticity, nutrient elasticity|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q11 - Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I12 - Health Production
|Depositing User:||(John) Yeong-Sheng TEY|
|Date Deposited:||08. Apr 2009 14:15|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 12:20|
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