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Title:Can economic crises be good for your diet? PDF Logo
Authors:Dimova, Ralitza
Gang, Ira N.
Gbakou, Monnet
Hoffman, Daniel
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Arbeiten aus dem Osteuropa-Institut Regensburg, Arbeitsbereich Wirtschaft, Migration und Integration 299
Abstract:With fortuitously timed data - collected before, during and after a major macro-financial crisis in Bulgaria - we revisit several hypotheses in the economics and nutritional literature related to the tendency of households to smooth their nutritional status over time. We explore the dietary impact of both falling real incomes in the context of hyperinflation and crisis and changing relative prices and the changing responsiveness of different groups of people to these incomes and prices over six year of fundamental structural reforms of the economy. Our results highlight large and dramatically changing food and nutrient elasticities, which challenge the perception of household ability to smooth their nutrient stream during economic crises and transitions.
Subjects:Crisis, Diet, Fluctuation, Health, Nutrition
JEL:E320
I120
P230
P240
P360
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Papers, Osteuropa-Institut Regensburg / München (OEI)

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