What Determines Expenditure Allocation to Beef among Lusaka Residents in Zambia? Evidence from Household Survey


This study uses data on 2585 households from the 2010 living conditions monitoring survey (LCMS) and a double-hurdle model to identify factors that affect household decisions on the level of beef expenditure among Lusaka residents. The results confirm that rural households make expenditure decisions that are significantly different from urban households. The results also reveal that factors such as income, size of the household, price of beef, price of chicken and education level of the household head are important determinants that influence both the decision to purchase beef and the level of beef expenditure. Thus, policy design needs to recognize these factors. Policies that aim to target urban households, for example, could increase beef consumption.

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Sichilima, T. , Mapemba, L. and Tembo, G. (2015) What Determines Expenditure Allocation to Beef among Lusaka Residents in Zambia? Evidence from Household Survey. Modern Economy, 6, 411-422. doi: 10.4236/me.2015.63039.

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