Declining Nutrient Intake in a Growing China: Does Household Heterogeneity Matter?
Jing You (),
Katsushi Imai () and
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Raghav Gaiha: Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, India and Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, USA
No DP2015-20, Discussion Paper Series from Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University
This paper uses Chinese household data for 1989-2009 to explain why mean nutrient intake has declined despite economic growth. We focus on household heterogeneity in nutrient intake response to increases in household income allowing for its endogeneity. A quantile instrumental-variable fixed-effects panel estimation shows that rising income tends to reduce inequality in macronutrient intake in both urban and rural areas in 2004-2009. This is driven by increases in nutrient intake for the urban nutrient poor and falls in nutrient intake for the rural nutrient non-poor. On the other hand, fluctuations in prices of meat, eggs and oil increase nutrition poverty.
Keywords: Dual sourcing; Outside option; Spillover; Vertical relations (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 I10 I31 O53 Q18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 44 pages
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Journal Article: Declining Nutrient Intake in a Growing China: Does Household Heterogeneity Matter? (2016)
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