Estimation of Food
Demand and Nutrient
Household Survey Data
Kuo S. Huang
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Estimation of Food Demand and Nutrient Elasticities from Household Survey Data.
By Kuo S. Huang and Biing-Hwan Lin, Food and Rural Economics Division, Economic
Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Technical Bulletin No. 1887.
A methodology for estimating a demand system from household survey data is developed
and applied to the 1987-88 Nationwide Food Consumption Survey data. The empirical
results are sets of estimated demand elasticities for households segmented with different
income levels. In addition, we apply these demand elasticities to estimate the implied
nutrient elasticities for low-income households. The estimation resul