Determinants of household expenditure on fresh vegetables ( USA). Academic Article uri icon


  • Expenditure patterns in US households were examined using data from the 1972-74 Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. They were found to be affected by household income, the number of female adults (ages 20-64) in the household, region, population density, and unemployment of either the spouse or both household heads. Race of the household head, education of the household manager, and household food stamp participation did not significantly influence fresh vegetable expenditure. Significantly, a change in any given socioeconomic characteristic is more likely to affect the number of households purchasing fresh vegetables than the magnitude of the purchases.-from Authors

published proceedings

  • Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics

author list (cited authors)

  • Capps, O., & Love, J. M.

complete list of authors

  • Capps, O||Love, JM

publication date

  • January 1983