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Economic and Sociodemographic Drivers Associated with the Decision to Purchase Food Items and Nonalcoholic Beverages from Vending Machines in the United States

Oral Capps and Rejeana Marie Gvillo

Journal of Food Distribution Research, 2020, vol. 51, issue 3

Abstract: Using data extracted from BLS Consumer Expenditure Surveys between 2009 and 2012, we estimated a probit model concerning the decision made by household heads whether to purchase food items and nonalcoholic beverages from vending machines over a consecutive 2-week period. Key drivers associated with this decision are household income; urbanization; marital status; region; year; age; education level; hours worked; ethnicity; and expenditures made on potato chips and other snacks, candy and chewing gum, food away from home (excluding those made at vending machines), cola drinks, and tobacco products.

Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.309033

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