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Frontiers of Economics in China

ISSN 1673-3444

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Front Econ Chin    2013, Vol. 8 Issue (2) : 186-206    https://doi.org/10.3868/s060-002-013-0009-9
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The Demand for Nutrients in China
Xu Tian1(), Xiaohua Yu2()
1. Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, and Courant Research Centre “Poverty, Equity and Growth in Developing Countries,” University of G?ttingen, 37073 G?ttingen, Germany; 2. Courant Research Centre “Poverty, Equity and Growth in Developing Countries,” University of G?ttingen, 37073 G?ttingen, Germany
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Abstract

China is experiencing a nutritional transition accompanied by its rapid economic growth. However, the relationship between income growth and nutritional improvement is still unclear. In contrast with the biased indirect method, this paper employs a direct method to estimate the income elasticities of 22 nutrients using household survey data to fill the gap in the current literature. Our results indicate that the income elasticities of most nutrients are smaller than that which is stated in the current literature using the indirect method, and vary for different income groups.

Keywords nutrients      income elasticity      nutritional improvement      China     
Corresponding Authors: Xu Tian,Email:xtian@gwdg.de; Xiaohua Yu,Email:xyu@uni-goettingen.de   
Issue Date: 05 June 2013
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Xu Tian,Xiaohua Yu. The Demand for Nutrients in China[J]. Front Econ Chin, 2013, 8(2): 186-206.
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http://academic.hep.com.cn/fec/EN/10.3868/s060-002-013-0009-9
http://academic.hep.com.cn/fec/EN/Y2013/V8/I2/186
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