National and Regional Household Demand for Meat, Poultry and Seafood: A Complete Systems Approach Academic Article uri icon


  • Brown and Heien's S1branch system was employed to investigate national and regional demand patterns for meat, poultry, and seafood in the United States. Meal, poultry, and seafood purchases were very sensitive to ownprice changes, changes in total expenditure, and changes in household size, and were less sensitive to crossprice changes, regional differences, and differences in degree of urbanization. The estimates of parameters and elasticities in the S1branch system were reasonable on a priori grounds, the goodnessoffit was exceptional, and, using independent samples, the predictive performance of the demand system was particularly notable. Le systme branches de type S1 de Brown et Helen a t employe dans le but d'tudier les types de demandes au niveau national et regional en ce qui concerne la viande. la volaille et les fruits de mer aux Etats Unis. Les achats de viande, de volaille et de fruits de mer etaieni tres sensibles des changements de leurspropresprix, des changements des dpenses totales ainsi qu ' des variations de la taille des menages. Ils taieni moins sensibles aux changements des prix croiss, aux differences regionales et aux differences du degr d'urbanisation. Les estimations des paramtres et des lasticits dans le systme branches du type S1taieni a priori raisonnable, la qualittait exceptionnelle et en utilisant des chantillons indpendants, la performance prophtique du systme de demande tait particulirement notable. Copyright 1984, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

published proceedings

  • Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d agroeconomie

author list (cited authors)

  • Capps, O., & Havlicek, J.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Capps, Oral||Havlicek, Joseph

publication date

  • January 1, 2008 11:11 AM