In this study, a food demand analysis of Erzurum central district was conducted. This study differs from previous ones by the use of current data and a new model. Various elasticities computed in this study might be used in the analysis of food consumption policies. The cross-sectional and time series data used were collected by surveying 30 families once every three months from July 1995 to April 1997. Data from a total of 240 families were used to divide the families into high and low income groups. A demand analysis was done using LA/AIDS for five food groups (cereal, vegetable, fruit, meat, and milk and milk products). According to the survey results, the ratio of food expenditure to income was 38.4% and 50.2% for all and low income families respectively. Estimated coefficients satisfied all adding-up conditions. All the expenditure and own-price elasticities complied with economic theory. Marshalian price elasticities were found to be higher than Hicksian price elasticities in general as expected. Cross-price elasticities in most cases were found to be low. Changes in cereal prices affected other food consumption quantities.
YAVUZ, FAHRİ and BAYDEMİR, MUSTAFA (2001) "An Application of Linear Approximation of Almost Ideal Demand System: Data from Erzurum Central District," Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry: Vol. 25: No. 2, Article 7. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/agriculture/vol25/iss2/7