ASSESSMENT OF FOOD CONSUMPTION DIVERSITY FOR ROMANIAN HOUSEHOLDS

CECILIA ALEXANDRI, BIANCA PAUNA

Abstract


The aim of this paper is the identification of economic and socio-demographic factors influencing food consumption diversity on the Romanian households. We use the Household Budget Survey for two quarters of the year 2011. The survey contains detailed information on the demographic variables of the household like the household  members’ age, educational level, occupational status as well as information on the income and consumption  in the month of the interview. We have looked at two measures of diversity: first the count measure (CM), in which the number of food products consumed by the household are added and the second diversity measure is the transformed  Berry Index (TBI). As conclusion, we found  that low income has a negative influence to food diversity demand and  induce a negative influence in food commodity markets. The residence area is also important for the household diet, as the rural households have a less diversified food diet.

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food and nutritional security; food diversity; transformed Berry index; household level; Romania

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