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Determinants of Consumption Expenditure in Rewa District of Madhya Pradesh

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. SS, 2020, 556-559
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35716/ijed/NS20-094
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS

Trisha Singh Tomar
Assistant Professor (Guest Faculty), Government Degree College, Hatta district Damoh-470661 (Madhya Pradesh)
Email: tomartrisha@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
The study investigated some aspects of food security situations in the Rewa district presently facing a very serious poverty and hunger situation. The study explores some significant factors influencing the food consumption pattern in the Rewa district using primary survey data covering 200 households. An empirical investigation applying multiple regression analysis revealed that per capita consumption of food or food consumption expenditure was positively influenced by age, educational level of household head and also by factors like ownership of household and access to LPG. Size and scheduled caste identity of the household, as well as access to PDS, affected negatively the food consumption pattern. The study helped to identify the barriers required for food availability at the household level in the district.

Keywords
Food consumption expenditure, food security, multiple regression.

JEL Codes
C21, I12, Q18, I30.

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