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A theoretical and empirical investigation of nutritional label use

Drichoutis, Andreas C., Lazaridis, Panagiotis, Nayga, Rodolfo M., Kapsokefalou, Maria, Chryssochoidis, George (2008) A theoretical and empirical investigation of nutritional label use. European Journal of Health Economics, 9 (3). pp. 293-304. ISSN 1618-7598. E-ISSN 1618-7601. (doi:10.1007/s10198-007-0077-y) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Due in part to increasing diet-related health problems caused, among others, by obesity, nutritional labelling has been considered important, mainly because it can provide consumers with information that can be used to make informed and healthier food choices. Several studies have focused on the empirical perspective of nutritional label use. None of these studies, however, have focused on developing a theoretical economic model that would adequately describe nutritional label use based on a utility theoretic framework. We attempt to fill this void by developing a simple theoretical model of nutritional label use, incorporating the time a consumer spends reading labels as part of the food choice process. The demand equations of the model are then empirically tested. Results suggest the significant role of several variables that flow directly from the model which, to our knowledge, have not been used in any previous empirical work.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10198-007-0077-y
Uncontrolled keywords: Nutritional labelling Nutrition information Health Nutrition knowledge Theoretical model Utility Consumer behaviour
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Kimberley Attard-Owen
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 11:31 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52802 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Chryssochoidis, George: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9868-7119
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