Meat consumption in China: at-home consumption

Liu, Hong-Bo (2008) Meat consumption in China: at-home consumption. In: Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Economic Studies Australia (ACESA), pp. 1-24. From: 20th Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Economic Studies Australia (ACESA), 10 – 11 July 2008, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

The remarkable economic changes occurring within the People’s Republic of China since 1978 have resulted in striking alteration in food consumption patterns, and one marked change is the increasing meat consumption. Given China’s large population, a small percentage change in per capita meat consumption could lead to a dramatic impact on the production and trade of agricultural products. Such changes have major implications for policy makers and food marketers. This paper concentrates on meat consumption patterns in the home in China. A censored linear approximate Almost Ideal Demand System (LA–AIDS) model was employed in the study, and major economic parameters were estimated for different meat items. Data used in this study were collected from two separate consumer surveys- one urban and one rural in 2005.

Item ID: 10539
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: meat consumption; censored demand; LA–AIDS model; China
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Conference theme "30 Years of Economic Reforms in China: Retrospect and Outlook"

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ISBN: 978-0-9805586-5-4
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2010 23:45
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics @ 80%
14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified @ 20%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910201 Consumption @ 70%
83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8303 Livestock Raising > 830301 Beef Cattle @ 30%
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