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Household Food Consumption, Individual Calories Intake and Obesity in France

Céline Bonnet, Pierre Dubois et Valérie Orozco

Résumé

We show how to use a long period of observation of all food purchases at the household level to infer the profile of average individual caloric intakes according to the gender, age and the body mass index of household members. Using data from France, we apply this method to analyze the relationship between obesity and individual food consumption. The results show that obese or overweight individuals do absorb more calories at all ages but with differences that vary across gender and ages and across food nutrients such as carbohydrates, lipids or proteins.

Codes JEL

  • H3: Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
  • I18: Government Policy • Regulation • Public Health
  • D12: Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis

Remplace

Céline Bonnet, Pierre Dubois et Valérie Orozco, « Household Food Consumption, Individual Caloric Intake and Obesity in France », TSE Working Paper, n° 09-003, janvier 2009, révision mai 2011.

Référence

Céline Bonnet, Pierre Dubois et Valérie Orozco, « Household Food Consumption, Individual Calories Intake and Obesity in France », Empirical Economics, Physica Verlag, vol. 46, n° 3, mai 2014, p. 1143–1166.

Publié dans

Empirical Economics, Physica Verlag, vol. 46, n° 3, mai 2014, p. 1143–1166