Determinants of fruit and vegetable consumption in Malaysia: An ordinal system approach

Steven T. Yen, Andrew K.G. Tan, Rodolfo M. Nayga

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Abstract

We examine the socio-demographic determinants of fruit and vegetable consumption using household survey data from Malaysia. A bivariate ordered probability model is developed by the copula approach. Results for a system of fruit and vegetable servings per week indicate that education, age, ethnicity, income, location of residence, smoking status and health conditions are significant predictors of fruit and vegetable consumption in Malaysia. Policy implications are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-256
Number of pages18
JournalAustralian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr

Keywords

  • Copula
  • Fruits
  • Ordered probability model
  • Vegetables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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