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Type: Journal article
Title: Examining the relationship between the use of supermarkets and over-nutrition in Indonesia
Author: Umberger, W.
He, X.
Minot, N.
Toiba, H.
Citation: American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2015; 97(2):510-525
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 0002-9092
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Wendy J. Umberger, Xiaobo He, Nicholas Minot, and Hery Toiba
Abstract: This study examines the relationship between the use of modern food retailers and health outcomes using data from a survey of 1,180 urban households in Indonesia. The dependent variables include adult and child body-mass index and the share of individuals overweight and obese. After controlling for individual and household characteristics and using standard and Lewbel instrumental variable approaches to control for unobservable characteristics, we do not find a statistically significant relationship between use of supermarkets and adult nutrition measures. On the other hand, there is mixed evidence for a negative effect of supermarkets on child nutrition, particularly for those in high-income households.
Keywords: Supermarket revolution; diet transition; nutrition; body mass index; obesity; Indonesia
Description: Published online January 6, 2015
Rights: © The Author (2015). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1093/ajae/aau111
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