Household Demand for Convenience and Nonconvenience Foods Academic Article uri icon


  • A variation of the Almost Ideal Demand System was employed to determine the impacts of total food expenditure, income, food prices, household size, and demographic variables on household demand for convenience and nonconveninece foods in the United States. The budget shares are generally more responsive to prices than to real total expenditure. Additionally, the quantities demanded of convenience and nonconvenience foods are generally more sensitive to changes in income and own-prices than to changes in cross-prices. With regard to demographic variates, primary users of convenience foods are white households with employed household managers less than 35 years of age. 1985 American Agricultural Economics Association.

published proceedings

  • American Journal of Agricultural Economics

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Capps, O., Tedford, J. R., & Havlicek, J.

citation count

  • 63

complete list of authors

  • Capps, Oral||Tedford, John R||Havlicek, Joseph

publication date

  • November 1985