Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1989

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Family Environment

First Advisor

Gordon Bivens

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9062

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Timothy Anthony Mudenda

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI8920173

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

200 pages

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