- The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Constrained Utility Maximization and Demand System Estimation
- Household Production Theory and Models
- Risk Preferences and Food Consumption
- Behavioral Economics and the Food Consumer
- Discrete Choice Theory and Modeling
- Hedonic Price Analysis in Food Markets
- Non-Market Valuation: Stated Preference Methods
- Non-Market Valuation: Experimental Methods
- Consumer Demand in Vertically Differentiated Markets
- Models of Horizontal Product Differentiation in Food Markets
- Consumer Demand and Welfare in Equilibrium Displacement Models
- Food Security Policy in Developed Countries
- Food Security Policy in Developing Countries
- Economic Development, Government Policies, and Food Consumption
- Food Standards and International Trade
- The Political Economy of Food Standards
- Health Investments under Risk and Ambiguity
- Private Versus Third Party versus Government Labeling
- Bans and Labels with Controversial Food Technologies
- Nutritional Labeling
- Food Safety Policy
- Policy Evaluation and Benefit-Cost Analysis
- Globalization and Trends in World Food Consumption
- Increasing and More Volatile Food Prices and the Consumer
- Changing Nutritional Content of Food
- Food Away From Home
- Consumer Demand for Food Variety
- Effects of Generic Advertising on Food Demand
- Food Consumption and Health
- Demographics and Food Consumption: Empirical Evidence
- Habit Formation in Food Consumption
- Demand for Meat Quality Attributes
- Geographically Differentiated Products
- Environmental Concerns in Food Consumption
- Ethical Considerations and Food Demand
Abstract and Keywords
This article reviews only those empirical works that report results on the influence of sociodemographic factors on food consumption. It highlights those recent papers that can be helpful to the interested reader as a base from which to explore further aspects of demographics and food consumption. Reviewed empirical studies analyze the influence of demographics on food consumption following the two different approaches. This article presents the main demographic trends in developed countries. It gathers empirical evidence about the effect of demographic factors on food consumers' preferences for different food attributes, classified for pedagogical purposes in the following categories: ethics (organics, fair trade, and animal welfare), food safety and health (food safety, healthy diets, genetic modification, and irradiation), local and typical produce, ethnicity, and convenience. Finally, it concludes with some remarks and comments about emerging trends for future research.
Luis Miguel Albisu, Unit Head, Agro-Food Economics and Natural Resources, Agro-Food Research and Technology Centre of Aragon (CITA).
Azucena Gracia, Researcher, Agro-Food Economics and Natural Resources Unit, Agro-Food Research and Technology Centre of Aragon (CITA).
Ana Isabel Sanjuán is Researcher, Agro-Food Economics and Natural Resources Unit, Agro-Food Research and Technology Centre of Aragon (CITA).
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