Analyzing Perceived Hunger Across States in the Us

Posted: 24 Sep 1999

See all articles by Hang K. Ryu

Hang K. Ryu

Chung-Ang University - Department of Economics

Daniel J. Slottje

Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Department of Economics

Abstract

This paper focuses on the problem of analyzing how factors impact hunger across states when hunger is ill-defined. Hunger (which is a latent variable) is presumed to depend on macroeconomic, legislation, policy, and demographic variables. Based on the Bayesian method of a posterior odds ratios, we find that the high school graduation rate appears to be the single most important factor we identify which affects the perceived hunger measure.

JEL Classification: D63, I38, I32

Suggested Citation

Ryu, Hang K. and Slottje, Daniel J., Analyzing Perceived Hunger Across States in the Us. Empirical Economics, Vol. 24, No. 2, May 1999. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=164836

Hang K. Ryu (Contact Author)

Chung-Ang University - Department of Economics ( email )

Seoul
Korea

Daniel J. Slottje

Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Department of Economics ( email )

Dallas, TX 75275
United States

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