Title

Food Expenditures Away From Home by Type of Meal

Campus Units

Economics, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

3-1996

Journal or Book Title

Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics

Volume

44

Issue

1

First Page or Article ID Number

67

Last Page

80

DOI

10.1111/j.1744-7976.1996.tb00143.x

Abstract

A nonnormal and heteroscedastic double-hurdle model is used to study household expenditures on breakfast, lunch and dinner away from home in the United States. In the 1992–93 period, nearly 40% of households purchased breakfast, and about three quarters of households purchased lunch or dinner in a two-week period. Wife's employment has a positive effect on the probability and level of lunch and dinner expenditures but not on breakfast expenditures. Income effects are all statistically significant and positive. The role of household composition. other demographics and region are also important.

Comments

This is a working paper of an article from Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 44 (1996): 67, doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7976.1996.tb00143.x.