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Changes in food expenditures, 1969--73: findings from the retirement history study.
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PMID:  684554     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From 1969 to 1973, average expenditures for food at home reported by Retirement History Study respondents increased by almost the same proportion--30 percent--as did the food component of the consumer price index. Changes in these expenditures were not very responsive to changes in income, but income had greater power in explaining total food expenditures. The analysis was based largely on a regression technique that identifies the factors most important in explaining the variation in food expenditures. Size of household was the most important predictor of both the total level of household food expenditures and the per person level. Residence (urban, rural nonfarm, and farm), a proxy variable for home-produced food, was also generally significant. With size of household and income taken into account, a number of socioeconomic variables--including race, sex, age, morale, health, education, and homeownership--were found not significant.
J H Murray
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social security bulletin     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0037-7910     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Secur Bull     Publication Date:  1978 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-10-25     Completed Date:  1978-10-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  22030305R     Medline TA:  Soc Secur Bull     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Costs and Cost Analysis*
Family Characteristics
Middle Aged
Residence Characteristics
Socioeconomic Factors
United States

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