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AN ANALYSIS OF HOUSEHOLD FOOD EXPENDITURE SYSTEMS IN TANZANIA

January M. Mafuru and Thomas Marsh

No 36007, 2003 Annual Meeting, July 13-16, 2003, Denver, Colorado from Western Agricultural Economics Association

Abstract: This paper analyzes urban and rural food consumption in Tanzania using the Generalized Translog (GTL) expenditure system. We reject a pooled model in favor of two separate urban and rural models. Results indicate that subsistence consumption has significant effect on food demand in rural areas, but it is less important in urban areas. Hence, ignoring differences between urban and rural regions can lead to incorrect inferences and policy recommendations.

Keywords: Food; Consumption/Nutrition/Food; Safety (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 23
Date: 2003
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.36007

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