An Economic Analysis of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: Implications for Overweight and Obesity among Higher- and Lower-Income Consumers

This paper examines the purchasing behavior of higher- and lower-income consumers for fresh fruit and vegetables. Lower-income consumers are shown to have higher own-price elasticities for most sub-categories of produce and to pay lower per unit prices for all but two sub-categories. Results suggest that lower-income consumers are purchasing lower-quality commodities and their incomes constrain their ability to increase consumption to reach a more healthy and nutritious diet.


Issue Date:
2006
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/21443
Total Pages:
26
Note:
Replaced with revised version of paper 07/21/06.
Series Statement:
Selected Paper




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