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Can China Stomach What's in Store for Them?

Palm, Emilia LU and Nyberg, Daniel LU (2013) NEKN03 20131
Department of Economics
Abstract (Swedish)
As incomes in China have grown, their consumption bundles of food products have changed. Through the use of quadratic and linear Almost Ideal Demand Systems for official Chinese governmental provincial panel-data, this thesis examines consumer demand for various food products in rural and urban areas in China from 1995 to 2011. Additionally, a survey was handed out to university students in Shanghai and Beijing in order to complement the official data, and to make comparisons. Results for Chinese urban areas show that food consumption bundles are changing towards less staple goods and more meat, fruit, and vegetable consumption. While for rural areas, staple food consumption still dominates, however, results are less certain due to... (More)
As incomes in China have grown, their consumption bundles of food products have changed. Through the use of quadratic and linear Almost Ideal Demand Systems for official Chinese governmental provincial panel-data, this thesis examines consumer demand for various food products in rural and urban areas in China from 1995 to 2011. Additionally, a survey was handed out to university students in Shanghai and Beijing in order to complement the official data, and to make comparisons. Results for Chinese urban areas show that food consumption bundles are changing towards less staple goods and more meat, fruit, and vegetable consumption. While for rural areas, staple food consumption still dominates, however, results are less certain due to unreliable data. The survey mostly supported the findings from the official data, and also gave additional information such as indicating increasing consumption of non-traditional food products, such as dairy and fast-food. (Less)
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author
Palm, Emilia LU and Nyberg, Daniel LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
China's Evolving Food Consumption Patterns
course
NEKN03 20131
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Food Consumption, China, Increasing Incomes, QUAIDS Model, LAIDS Model, Health, Environmental Sustainability
language
English
id
4023514
date added to LUP
2013-09-18 08:27:54
date last changed
2013-09-18 08:27:54
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  abstract     = {As incomes in China have grown, their consumption bundles of food products have changed. Through the use of quadratic and linear Almost Ideal Demand Systems for official Chinese governmental provincial panel-data, this thesis examines consumer demand for various food products in rural and urban areas in China from 1995 to 2011. Additionally, a survey was handed out to university students in Shanghai and Beijing in order to complement the official data, and to make comparisons. Results for Chinese urban areas show that food consumption bundles are changing towards less staple goods and more meat, fruit, and vegetable consumption. While for rural areas, staple food consumption still dominates, however, results are less certain due to unreliable data. The survey mostly supported the findings from the official data, and also gave additional information such as indicating increasing consumption of non-traditional food products, such as dairy and fast-food.},
  author       = {Palm, Emilia and Nyberg, Daniel},
  keyword      = {Food Consumption,China,Increasing Incomes,QUAIDS Model,LAIDS Model,Health,Environmental Sustainability},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Can China Stomach What's in Store for Them?},
  year         = {2013},
}