Analysis of Food‐Away‐From‐Home Expenditure Patterns for U.S. Households, 1982–89

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Patrick J. Byrne

University of Florida

Oral Capps Jr.

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Atanu Saha

Micronomics Inc.

Date Written: August 1996

Abstract

The two‐step decision process for food‐away‐from‐home (FAFH) consumption is empirically estimated using a generalization of the Heien and Wessells approach. Household information gathered by the National Panel Diary Group is used for the analysis. Marginal effects are corrected by untangling the respective variable impacts on the inverse Mills ratio. Expenditure and participation probability elasticities are similar to previous studies. Income elasticities are about 0.20, suggesting that the FAFH commodity is a necessary good for U.S. society. Northeastern households are less likely to consume FAFH than other households, but their expenditures are higher on average.

Keywords: censored response modeling, food away from home, D120

Suggested Citation

Byrne, Patrick J. and Capps Jr., Oral and Saha, Atanu, Analysis of Food‐Away‐From‐Home Expenditure Patterns for U.S. Households, 1982–89 (August 1996). American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 78, Issue 3, pp. 614-627, 1996, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3558986 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1243279

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Oral Capps Jr.

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Atanu Saha

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