Nutrition knowledge, gender, and food label use

Rodolfo M. Nayga, Jr

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This paper empirically explores the relationship between nutrition knowledge, gender, and food label use. The econometric approach treats both nutrition knowledge and label use as endogenous variables when estimating the model for food label use. The results suggest that nutrition knowledge does not have an effect on label use, confirming the weak link hypothesis between knowledge and behavior. Gender effect is mainly due to differences in nutrition knowledge levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-112
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Consumer Affairs
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics

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