Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129965
Authors: 
Torres, Miriam Juárez
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers, Banco de México 2015-16
Abstract (Translated): 
During the 2000s, recurrent food price shocks due to volatility in international markets and extreme weather events affected consumption and nutritional patterns of Mexican urban households. This research quantifies the impacts of food price shocks on the purchase of nutrients and on the weight gain of children in urban Mexican households. We find differentiated patterns of food consumption across income quintiles, which result in heterogeneous effects of price shocks on the purchase of nutrients and on weight gain according to age and sex in children. In particular, cereal price shocks are more detrimental and more regressive than price shocks on other categories like meats or beverages.
Subjects: 
Food price elasticities
Nutrient elasticities
Food security
Nutrition
Welfare
JEL: 
D12
C31
O12
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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