Convergence in Food Demand and Delivery: Do Middle-Income Countries Follow High-Income Trends?

This study uses food expenditures and food-sales data from 1990 to 2004 to examine whether food-consumption patterns and food-delivery-mechanism trends are converging across 47 high- and middle-income countries. Results point to a high degree of convergence in global food systems. Middle-income countries appear to be following trends in high-income countries. Convergence is apparent in most important food-expenditure categories and in indicators of food-system modernization such as supermarket and fast food sales.


Issue Date:
2008-03
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/55621
Published in:
Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 39, Number 1
Page range:
116-122
Total Pages:
7




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