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The School Lunch Program and Nutrient Intake: A Switching Regression Analysis

Citation

Akin, John S.; Guilkey, David K.; & Popkin, Barry M. (1983). The School Lunch Program and Nutrient Intake: A Switching Regression Analysis. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 65(3), 477-85.

Abstract

Economists typically have examined food consumption questions with demand models focusing on specific expenditures or quantities consumed as dependent variables. Using data from the 1977-78 Nationwide Food Consumption Survey (NFCS), we examined the dietary impact of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) on school children. Actual nutrients consumed were the dependent variables because diet is multidimensional and many nutrients must be examined to understand how various explanatory variables affect diet. If people select foods partly because of nutritional characteristics, a model in which nutrient choice is the objective can describe consumers' actual decision-making behavior

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Author(s)

Akin, John S.
Guilkey, David K.
Popkin, Barry M.

Year Published

1983

Volume Number

65

Issue Number

3

Pages

477-85

Reference ID

13153