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The Distribution of Food Consumption over a Year: A Longitudinal Analysis

Citation

Guilkey, David K.; Haines, Pamela S.; & Popkin, Barry M. (1990). The Distribution of Food Consumption over a Year: A Longitudinal Analysis. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 72(4), 891-900.

Abstract

Longitudinal methods are used to examine food consumption decisions by American women aged 19–50. The data set used is the 1985 Continuing Survey of Food Intake by Individuals collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is a six-wave longitudinal data set gathered over the course of a year. The multivariate results give insights into how individuals make food group consumption decisions. In addition, the use of longitudinal data allows calculation of variance ratios that have proven to be useful in dietary research. Simulations are run to highlight the effects of important explanatory variables.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1242621

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Author(s)

Guilkey, David K.
Haines, Pamela S.
Popkin, Barry M.

Year Published

1990

Volume Number

72

Issue Number

4

Pages

891-900

Reference ID

13179