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Estimation of income and expenditure elasticities for the major consumption items in Bangladesh

Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics 48(1): 98-105

Estimation of income and expenditure elasticities for the major consumption items in Bangladesh

This paper examines the household expenditure pattern in Bangladesh for 11 major consumption items (rice and rice flour, wheat and wheat flour, potatoes, fish, meat, pulses, soyabean oil, mustard oil, sugar and molasses, vegetables and cigarettes). Four commodity groups (food, clothing, housing and fuel) are also studied. The analysis uses the Household Expenditure Survey data of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (1988 and 1991).

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