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Rice consumption and grain-type preference by household: a Bangladesh case

Creator: Mottaleb, K.A.
Creator: Mishra, A.K.
Year: 2016
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10883/21478
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Type: Article
Country focus: Bangladesh
Place of Publication: USA
Pages: 298-319
Issue: 3
Volume: 48
DOI: 10.1017/aae.2016.18
Description: Rice, may be of a high- or low-quality type, based on the size and shape of the rice grain and variety. Thus, perhaps with an increase in income, consumers might not only switch from rice to other high-value-added foods, but also shift away from short-and-bold-grain to long-and-slender-grain rice. Using the case of Bangladesh, this article examines the drivers of change in rice grain-type preferences by households. We econometrically demonstrate that educated, rich, and urban households in Bangladesh are increasingly consuming fine-grain (i.e., long-and-slender-grain) rice, by replacing ordinary-grain (i.e., short-and-bold-grain) rice.
Agrovoc: RICE
Agrovoc: CONSUMPTION
Agrovoc: INCOME
Agrovoc: GRAIN
Agrovoc: QUALITY
Agrovoc: URBAN AREAS
Agrovoc: RURAL AREAS
Agrovoc: HOUSEHOLDS
ISSN: 1074-0708
Journal: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics


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