THE DEMAND FOR MEAT PRODUCTS IN THE UNITED STATES: AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS

Given the importance of meat consumption, and the proportion of consumers' income spent on meat, this study estimates the demand for eight meat categories using two different functional forms. An inverse almost ideal demand system (IAIDS), and linear double-log price dependent demand models are specified. In most cases, flexibilities obtained from both methods are comparable and show that the demand for meat products is price inflexible. In addition, there are regional as well as seasonal variations in the demand for meat products.


Issue Date:
1993-09
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/27572
Published in:
Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 24, Number 2
Page range:
1-10
Total Pages:
10




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