Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/110049
Authors: 
Khitarishvili, Tamar
Rios-Avila, Fernando
Kim, Kijong
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Levy Economics Institute 836
Abstract: 
This paper evaluates the presence of heterogeneity, by household type, in the elasticity of substitution between food expenditures and time and in the goods intensity parameter in the household food and eating production functions. We use a synthetic dataset constructed by statistically matching the American Time Use Survey and the Consumer Expenditure Survey. We establish the presence of heterogeneity in the elasticity of substitution and in the intensity parameter. We find that the elasticity of substitution is low for all household types.
Subjects: 
Consumption Expenditures
Elasticity of Substitution
Food Production
Household Production
Statistical Matching
Time Use
JEL: 
C14
D13
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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