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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 13)
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The Empirical Analysis of Income and Food Consumption Structure of Urban Residents in China

Yanbing Cai and Xueni Liu
Corresponding Author:  Yanbing Cai 

Key words:  Empirical analysis, food consumption structure, per capita income, urban residents, , ,
Vol. 5 , (13): 3594-3598
Submitted Accepted Published
July 27, 2012 September 17, 2012 April 15, 2013

Using the panel data of food income and expenditure, this study further analyzes how income influences on food consumption structure based on analysis of evolution characteristics of income and food consumption structure of urban residents in China during 2000-2010 year. In addition, the study compares the difference of food consumption structure of eastern, central and western areas in China. The results are showed as following: with the improvement of income level, the Engelís coefficients keep falling. At the same time, the food consumption structure upgrade from single staple food to the diversification equilibrium of staple and non-staple food and significant difference of food consumption structure exist in different regions and income level. Therefore, the government should speed up the pace of economic development, improve the level of residents income, adjust the food industry structure and improve the income distribution pattern.
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Yanbing Cai and Xueni Liu, 2013. The Empirical Analysis of Income and Food Consumption Structure of Urban Residents in China.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 5(13): 3594-3598.
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ISSN (Online):  2040-7467
ISSN (Print):   2040-7459
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