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Factors Affecting Food Selection: The Role of Economics

Citation

Popkin, Barry M. & Haines, Pamela S. (1981). Factors Affecting Food Selection: The Role of Economics. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 79(4), 419-25.

Abstract

This article attempts to identify the scope and contributions of food demand research developed by microeconomists to facilitate incorporation of findings into food behavior research undertaken by nutrition professionals. It explores the ways economists have traditionally analyzed determinants of food selection, reviews the "New Home Economics" approach, which is being used to expand the traditional conceptual and empirical economics models, and discusses ways in which economics can contribute to a better understanding of the individual and household food selection process.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Author(s)

Popkin, Barry M.
Haines, Pamela S.

Year Published

1981

Volume Number

79

Issue Number

4

Pages

419-25

Reference ID

13146