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Public Distribution System vs. Market: Analysis of Staple Food Consumption in India Using QUAIDS with Rationing

Marta Kozicka, Matthias Kalkuhl and Regine Weber

No 209243, 55th Annual Conference, Giessen, Germany, September 23-25, 2015 from German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA)

Abstract: The current study explains the impact of the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) in India on total staple food consumption. The study is based on the 68th round of the National Sample Survey of Household Consumer Expenditure. First, we show that under-purchase from TPDS is due to the supply constraints. Next, we estimate a three-­stage demand system for staple foods. In the third stage, we estimate a Quadratic Almost Ideal Demad System with Rationing, where the TPDS grains are treated as strictly rationed goods and the rest of the consumption goods in the system are the market consumed staples.

Keywords: Demand and Price Analysis; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.209243

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