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Time to Eat: Household Production under Increasing Income Inequality

Time to Eat: Household Production under Increasing Income Inequality Using time diaries and expenditure data for the United States for 1985 and 2003, I examine how income and time prices affect time and goods inputs into eating. Both inputs increase with income, and higher time prices reduce time inputs. Between 1985 and 2003 the goods intensity of eating increased, especially lower in the income distribution, and average time inputs dropped, particularly time spent shopping, preparing, and cleaning up after meals. The results are consistent with relatively difficult goods‐time substitution in eating that becomes more difficult as household production expands. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Agricultural Economics Wiley

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
© Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
ISSN
0002-9092
eISSN
1467-8276
DOI
10.1111/j.1467-8276.2007.01012.x
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Abstract

Using time diaries and expenditure data for the United States for 1985 and 2003, I examine how income and time prices affect time and goods inputs into eating. Both inputs increase with income, and higher time prices reduce time inputs. Between 1985 and 2003 the goods intensity of eating increased, especially lower in the income distribution, and average time inputs dropped, particularly time spent shopping, preparing, and cleaning up after meals. The results are consistent with relatively difficult goods‐time substitution in eating that becomes more difficult as household production expands.

Journal

American Journal of Agricultural EconomicsWiley

Published: Nov 1, 2007

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