Examining Malaysian Household Expenditure Patterns on Food-Away-From-Home

The censored Tobit model is applied on data from the Malaysian Household Expenditure Survey (1998/99) to examine household expenditure patterns on food-away-from-home (FAFH). Results indicate that the Chinese population, the urban residents, or those with higher monthly household income have significantly higher FAFH expenditures than their non-Chinese, rural, or lower household income cohorts, ceteris paribus. In addition, other socio-demographic characteristics such as age, gender, household size, or even education do not affect total monthly household expenditures on FAFH in a statistically significant manner. Based on these findings, several observations are noted to provide policymakers and food industry analysts with a better understanding of the habits and attitudes of Malaysian households vis-à-vis FAFH.


Issue Date:
2007-06
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
1656-4383 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/165852
Published in:
Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, Volume 04, Number 1
Page range:
11-24
Total Pages:
14




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