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The need for additional information on household demand for meat and fish in Cameroon is addressed. Probit analysisinvolving the Heckman selectivity correction procedure is used to estimate the effects of individual and household characteristicson demand for beef, chicken, pork and fish. Results indicate that fish is a relative necessity in Cameroon and is oftensubstituted for beef and chicken by households whose profiles include being of low income levels, having large householdsizes, are of middle age and are less educated. Whereas chicken and pork substitute each other, they are each complementaryto beef. The profiles of households likely to purchase beef include being married, middle age, educated and of the Muslimfaith. Profiles for households most likely to increase their purchases of chicken include being of high income levels and arepublic sector employed. Some policy implications are provided.© 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Keywords: Cameroon ; Meat ; Fish ; Probit ; Marginal probabilities ; Selectivity bias

Subject(s): Consumer/Household Economics

Livestock Production/Industries

Issue Date: 2001-11

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/177488 Published in: Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, Volume 26, Issue 2 Page range: 135-147

Total Pages: 14

Record appears in: International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) > Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists





Author: Tambi, N. Emmanuel

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/177488?ln=en







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