The Influence of Income and Prices on Global Dietary Patterns by Country, Age, and Gender

Economic Research Report No. (ERR-225) 46 pp, February 2017

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by Andrew Muhammad, Anna D'Souza, Birgit Meade, Renata Micha, and Dariush Mozaffarian

Worldwide changes in eating habits are contributing to a global rise in obesity and related noncommunicable diseases (diabetes, heart disease, and stroke), across all countries, including low- and middle-income. To address this issue, this report investigates how income and prices influence dietary habits globally.

Keywords: demand, diets, elasticity, food, global, income, intake, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), nutrition, prices

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