Quality Effects in Consumer Behaviour

McCarthy, F.D. (1981). Quality Effects in Consumer Behaviour. IIASA Professional Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: PP-81-005

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The problem of quality effects on consumer behavior is considered in a model for demand which is somewhat different from traditional approaches. Some empirical results on food consumption patterns indicate that as income rises in most instances people spend a portion of the increase on larger quantities but much of the increase goes on higher priced varieties. The implications of these phenomena are discussed for programs aimed at improvement in nutritional status.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Professional Paper)
Research Programs: Food and Agriculture (FAG)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:50
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:10
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1812

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