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Author(s): Renáta Benda Prokeinová, Izabela Adamičková, Natália Turčeková

Title: Consumption of the Fruit and Vegetable - Luxury or Necessity in Slovakia

Source: International Scientific Days 2018 :: Towards Productive, Sustainable and Resilient Global Agriculture and Food Systems :: Proceedings

ISBN: 978-80-7598-180-6


Publisher: Wolters Kluwer ČR, Prague

PY, pages: 2018, 463-477

Published on-line: 2018-11-09

Language: eng

Abstract: Fruit and vegetables consumption increases in the Slovakia and the composition of products consumed changes as nations become wealthier. Higher incomes provide consumers with freedom to make purchasing decisions based on factors other than meeting basic caloric needs. Many studies show a correlation between the level of income and consumption of fruits and vegetables - low-income groups generally consume less fruit and vegetables than higher income groups. High costs likely negatively affect the level of consumption of fruit and vegetables. But not the only low-income groups. Also, people with higher incomes perceive price as a barrier to consumption of these foods. However, it seems that there is a problem more for people with low incomes. Accessibility is therefore likely to be only one of several factors that mitigate the impact of income levels on fruit and vegetable consumption. The paper presents an analysis of the income the demand for fruits and vegetables, which should be the basis for the development of food policy. In microeconomics, Engel curves are used to describe how the demanded quantity for a particular good or service changes as the income level of the consumer changes.

Keywords: Fruit, Vegetable, Engel curve, Consumption, Income elasticity

JEL Classification: D11, D12, C20

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