BSEショックによる家計の食肉需要の変化 [in Japanese] Family Structure and Impacts of BSE on Consumer Meat Demand [in Japanese]
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The onsets of the BSE have been reported in all over the world since 1986 when the first case was reported in the U.K. Thereby, consumers came to refrain from consumption of beef. Japan is not an exception. Since when the first BSE-infected cow was confirmed in September 2001, beef demand declined rapidly and demand for other meets such as pork and chicken and fresh seafood products increased as substitute demand. We use an almost ideal (AI) demand system to examine the influence of family structure on the demand-shift caused by the BSE. Empirical result shows as follows. First, the decline in the expenditure share for the beef does not depend on the family structure. Second, on one hand, the substitute demand toward fresh seafood products in a household with a child or an elderly person is larger than that in the household without them. On the other hand, the substitute demand toward pork in a household with a child or an elderly person is smaller.
- Journal of Household Economics
Journal of Household Economics 26(0), 1-12, 2007
The Japan Society of Household Economics