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contributor.advisorToniolo, Gianni-
contributor.authorTasciotti, Luca-
coverage.spatialItalyen
coverage.temporal1880-1960en
date.accessioned2009-02-19T10:30:54Z-
date.available2009-02-19T10:30:54Z-
date.issued2009-02-19T10:30:54Z-
identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2108/806-
description20. cicloen
description.abstractThe thesis studies the standards of living of Italians from the nutritional point of view through the use of micro and macro data on family expenditure. The thesis is composed by three papers: 1. ‘The Evolution of food consumption in Italy, 1861-2001. Analysis of macro data’ which studies the trend of macro variables related to the families’ nutrition and food consumption; 2. ‘Food Expenditure as a measure of the Italian Standards of Living, 1890-1960’ analyses the evolution of food expenditure in Italy through the use of micro data coming from family budgets; 3. ‘Expenditure Pattern in Italy, 1875-1960. A complete quadratic demand system estimation with demographic variables’ studies how family expenditure choices depend on a set of variables related to the prices of goods, to the total expenditure and to family size and composition. The thesis studies the standards of living of Italians from the nutritional point of view through the use of micro and macro data on family expenditure. The thesis is composed by three papers: 1. ‘The Evolution of food consumption in Italy, 1861-2001. Analysis of macro data’ which studies the trend of macro variables related to the families’ nutrition and food consumption; 2. ‘Food Expenditure as a measure of the Italian Standards of Living, 1890-1960’ analyses the evolution of food expenditure in Italy through the use of micro data coming from family budgets; 3. ‘Expenditure Pattern in Italy, 1875-1960. A complete quadratic demand system estimation with demographic variables’ studies how family expenditure choices depend on a set of variables related to the prices of goods, to the total expenditure and to family size and composition.en
description.tableofcontentsContent of the thesis - Diet as a welfare indicator - Macro data versus micro data - The household budget database - Nutrition as a measure of the standard of living? - Content of the three papers - The evolution of food consumption in italy, 1861-2001. Analysis of macro data - Food expenditure as a measure of the italian standards of living, 1890-1960 - Expenditure pattern in italy, 1875-1960. A complete quadratic demand system estimation with demographic variables - Conclusion - Appendix 1. - The evolution of food consumption in italy, 1861-2001. Analysis of macro data - Introduction - Section 1. Food consumption in the long term - Section 2. A revisitation of the theories of consumption in the first fifty years of italian unification - Section 3. The two wars and the fascist period - Section 4. Consumption in the modern epoch - Section 5. Conclusions. - Appendix 1 - Appendix 2. - Food expenditure as a measure of the italian standard of living, 1890-1960 - Abstract - Introduction - Section 1. 1890-1960, micro data: sources and their storage - Section 2. How data represents the population - Section 3. Non responses and data imputation - Section 4. Food expenditure in the family budget in italy: 1890-1960 - Section 5. Engel curve and the pattern of the budget share - Section 6. Conclusions - Appendix 1 - Expenditure pattern in italy, 1875-1960. A complete quadratic demand system estimation with demographic variables - Abstract - Section 1. Introduction - Section 2. Theoretical framework - Section 3. Data description, sub samples creation and missing values problems - Section 3.1. Creation and representativeness of sub samples - Section 3.2. Dealing with missing values - Section 3.3. Quality of data - Section 4. Empirical results - Section 5. Does the italian experience help us to resolve the food puzzle? - Conclusionsen
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subjecteconomic historyen
subjectstandards of livingen
subjectconsumptionen
subject.classificationSECS-P/01 Economia politicaen
titleThree essays on nutrition and growth: the case of Italy: 1880-1960en
typeDoctoral thesisen
degree.nameDottorato in teoria economica e istituzionien
degree.levelDottoratoen
degree.disciplineFacoltà di economiaen
degree.grantorUniversità degli studi di Roma Tor Vergataen
date.dateofdefenseA.A. 2007/2008en
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