Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
This paper examines the quantitative significance and policy implications of the integration of household production and consumption decisions. A recursive form of the integrated production-consumption model is estimated for a semi-commercial household in Zambia using primary cross-sectional data. The production side of the model is estimated by linear programming techniques and the consumption side is estimated, econometrically, by the linear expenditure system (LES) of estimating demand functions and labor supply. The integrated model is used to analyze the impact of agricultural price intervention on a small farm-household in Zambia.
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Timothy Anthony Mudenda
Mudenda, Timothy Anthony, "An economic analysis of the consumption behavior of farm-households in Zambia: an application of the firm-household model " (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 9228.