Determinants of Fresh and Frozen Fruit and Vegetable Expenditures in Turkish Households: A Bivariate Tobit Model Approach


Terin M. , BİRİNCİ A., BİLGİÇ A., Urak F.

JOURNAL OF FOOD PRODUCTS MARKETING, vol.25, no.2, pp.137-158, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10454446.2018.1500327
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF FOOD PRODUCTS MARKETING
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-158
  • Keywords: Bivariate Tobit, fruits and vegetables, spending, Turkish households, HEART-DISEASE RISK, SOCIOECONOMIC DIFFERENCES, SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS, FOOD-CONSUMPTION, DIETARY, PATTERNS, BEHAVIOR, TRENDS, NUTRITION, DEMAND

Abstract

In this study, we have identified the effects of socio-demographic and economic factors of household heads and households on monthly expenditures of fresh and frozen fruit and vegetable in Turkey using the bivariate Tobit model. The results show that both the probability and monthly spending levels of household fruit and vegetable consumption increase with increasing in age of household heads, educational levels of household heads, married household heads, household income, and the number of adults in a family, while male-headed households, working household heads, the households that receive in-kind help from the government or private sector, and the use of internet at home decrease both the likelihood and spending levels of fruit and vegetable consumption in Turkey. The results in the study may contribute to the stakeholders to identify and implement effective marketing strategies and also develop more effective policies for the government to improve nutritional levels for certain dwellings for which the government include them in the certain state-initiated benefit program.