Obesity as a Modifier of Price Sensitivity in the United States

This study examines the price responsiveness of individuals by body weight status in the United States by comparing demand estimates across BMI groups. We find differences in eating patterns of households that have an overweight and obese primary shopper with those of normal weight. We test whether body weight status modifies price sensitivity by estimating demand for food by these BMI groups using the almost ideal demand system.


Issue Date:
2016
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/236251
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/236251
Total Pages:
21




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