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Food demand patters in the new EU member states: The case of Slovakia

Marian Rizov, Andrej Cupak and Jan Pokrivcak

No 6959, EcoMod2014 from EcoMod

Abstract: We estimate a food demand system for Slovakia using a recent household budget survey data for the period 2004-2011. The Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand System (QUAIDS) augmented with demographic, regional and expenditure controls is employed based on preliminary non-parametric Engel curve analysis. In most samples demand for meat and fish and fruits and vegetables is expenditure and own-price elastic. On average all five food groups are found to be normal goods. Rural and low-income households appear more expenditure and price sensitive compared with the urban and high-income ones. Overall the food security situation in Slovakia has improved since the country’s EU accession.

Keywords: Slovakia; Agricultural issues; Agent-based modeling (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-07-03
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