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Income and food Engel Curves in Rwanda: A household microdata analysis
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2019 (English)In: Vol. 11Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

Food insecurity and malnutrition are still major challenges for large proportions of households in Sab-Saharan Africa. The empirical literature on food demand, however, suggest mixed evidence on the roles of income and other socio-economic attributes on food demand. This study analyses the food demand amongst households in Rwanda, based on nationally representative household expenditure and demographic (EICV4, 2013/14) survey data. The results show that poor households consume food containing higher carbohydrates and starches. Further, the study findsthat majority of rural households spend sparingly on micronutrients from animal products, suggesting that effective targeted food policy interventions for poor and rural households may play important role in reducing incidence of malnutrition through improving food diets.

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2019. Vol. 11
Keywords [en]
Food Engel curve, household food demand, Sub-Saharan Africa
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Economics
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-393913OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-393913DiVA, id: diva2:1355430
Available from: 2019-09-28 Created: 2019-09-28 Last updated: 2019-09-28

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