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The Relationship Between Food Consumption, Age and Gender Over Time in Britain

De Agostini, P (2005) 'The Relationship Between Food Consumption, Age and Gender Over Time in Britain.' Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica - Section C, 2 (3-4). 185 - 191. ISSN 1651-288X

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Abstract

This paper investigate the relationship between nutrition and socio-economic status among British youths. It describes the dynamics of consumption over age and time using data from the British National Food Survey (NFS) covering the period 1975-2000. Daily calories-age relationships for men and women are estimated by solving a non-linear least square model with a roughness penalty function approach. Focusing on young age groups, trends of consumption overt the 25-year period of study and the cohorts effect have been explored across three classes of age. Finally, an exploration of specific trend variations in eating habits has been implemented controllin for income distribution.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: intake; food; non Linear roughness pendently function; trend; elasticity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2013 13:03
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:56
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7850

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