Food Consumption, Socio-economic Status and Food Outlet Development in BritainISER Internal Seminars

This paper investigates the relationship between nutrition and socio-economic status among the British population.
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 intakes-age and food-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 over the 25-year period of study and cohorts effect have been explored across three classes
of age. Finally, an exploration of specific trend variations in eating habits has been implemented controlling for
income distribution, region of residence, presence of children, eating out and food outlets development.

Presented by:

Paola De Agostini (ISER)

Date & time:

21 Mar 2007 13:00 pm - 21 Mar 2007 00:00 am

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