Information based food policy: is nutritional label the right instrument for everyone?

Individuals’ time preference is an important driver for several health-related behaviors, but there is still lack of knowledge about its relationship with specific food-related behaviors. In this paper we investigate if time preference may have a role in affecting consumers’ use of food label. The data were collected through a face-to-face survey on a sample of 540 Italian consumers. Time preference was estimated through an index including BMI, smoking behavior and physical activity. The analysis was made estimating a set of three equations. The results confirm our hypothesis that individuals with low time preference, who give more importance to future health outcomes, are more willing to use such information.


Issue Date:
2015
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/211399
Total Pages:
12




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