Food Expenditures Away From Home by Type of Meal
Economics, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
Journal or Book Title
Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics
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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.
Jensen, Helen H. and Yen, Steven T., "Food Expenditures Away From Home by Type of Meal" (1996). Economics Publications. 230.