Title

Spanish Household Demand for Seafood

Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

9-2001

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Agricultural Economics

Volume

52

Issue

3

First Page or Article ID Number

23

Last Page

37

DOI

10.1111/j.1477-9552.2001.tb00936.x

Abstract

Seafood is an important food commodity in Spain, the second largest consuming nation of seafood in the world. Today, several changes in demographics, socioeconomic factors, and lifestyle changes have affected demand for seafood products. Double-hurdle models allow an examination of Spanish household expenditures on these products and explicitly account for the value of women's time. The empirical evidence shows that the set of statistically significant factors in the participation and expenditure equations is not the same for fresh and processed seafood goods. Income and household demographic variables are important determinants of both participation and expenditures on seafood products. In addition, the value of women's time affects expenditures on processed products, which include frozen, cured, and canned seafood goods.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article from Journal of Agricultural Economics 52 (2001): 23, doi: 10.1111/j.1477-9552.2001.tb00936.x.