Nutrient intake of the poor and its implications for the nutritional effect of cereal price subsidies: Evidence from China

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Abstract

We incorporate habit formation into an analysis of the effect of cereal price changes on the nutrient intake of the poor in China. We find that the poor's nutrient intake responds asymmetrically to declines and increases in cereal prices, and that the asymmetric response of their fat intake may be due to habit formation. Our results also imply that introducing cereal price subsidies can increase their total energy intake by increasing their calorie intake from fat and protein, while ending such subsidies would insignificantly affect their total energy intake, but further increase their calorie intake from fat and protein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1001-1011
Number of pages11
JournalWorld Development
Volume38
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Asia
  • China
  • Food price
  • Habit formation
  • Nutrition
  • Poverty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Development
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science

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