Health, Nutrition and Food Demand

March 2003
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    25th March 2003
  • ISBN 9780851996479
  • Language English
  • Pages 320 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"

Over the last two decades, increasing concerns about health risks related to diets have had significant impacts on food consumption patterns in the United States and Europe. This timely book presents the results of several comparative studies of the impacts of health information on food consumption behavior amongst various socio-economic groups, and across many different countries. It also provides economic analysis of food demand estimations, and implications for future global food systems.

"Overall this book provides a worthwhile collection of empirical papers on food demand. It is potentially useful for both the health policy community and food demand analysts."

- The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Introduction, Wen S Chern and Kyrre Rickertsen

Part I: Emerging Health and Nutrition Issues on Food Demand
* Health, Nutrition, and Demand for Food: An American Perspective
* Health, Nutrition, and Demand for Food: A European Perspective

Part II: US Experiences
* Double Impact: Educational Attainment and the Macronutrient Intake of US Adults
* Assessing the Importance of Health Information on Dietary Intakes in the US
* A Sample Selection Model with Endogenous Health Knowledge: Egg Consumption in the United States

Part III: European Experiences
* Health Information and Food Demand in Eastern and Western Germany
* Health Information and Food Demand in France
* The Impact of Nutrient Intake on Food Demand in Spain
* Health Information and Unstable Effects from Autocorrelation

Part IV:Health Information and Producer, Market, and Government Responses
* Relative Impacts of Health Information and Advertising on Commodity Markets: US Meats
* The Impact of Dietary Cholesterol Concerns on Consumer Demand for Eggs in the United States
* Employing an Environmental Taxation Mechanism to Reduce Fat Intake
* How Do Markets Respond to Food Scares?

Part V:Concluding Remarks
* Assessment of Findings and Future Research

W S  Chern

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K  Rickertsen

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