Food expenditures and household demographic composition in the US: a demand systems approach
Raper, K.C.; Wanzala, M.N.; Nayga, R.M.J.
Applied Economics 34(8): 981-992
Food expenditures and subsistence quantities of poverty status and non-poverty status US households are analysed within a Linear Expenditure System that postulates subsistence quantities to be linear combinations of demographic variables. This article obtains expenditure elasticities, own-price elasticities and subsistence quantities for each income group across nine broadly aggregated food commodity groups.