The indicator of life quality: food consumption in the South Plain Region

Authors

  • Szilárd Podruzsik Budapest Corvinus University, Department of Food Industrial Economy H-1118 Budapest, Villányi út 29-43.
  • Judit Szigeti Budapest Corvinus University, Department of Food Industrial Economy H-1118 Budapest, Villányi út 29-43.

Keywords:

food consumption, welfare indicators, South Plain Region, consumer basket

Abstract

Food consumption of a household is affected by several factors. These factors relate to marketing, income, structure of expenditure. Besides satisfying physiological needs, food consumption is also used as a sociological indicator. Purchased food consumption is declining in Hungary, both at national and regional levels. The South Plain Region is one of the seven Hungarian statistical regions, 13 percent of the population live here. In the region agriculture contributes to economy with 17 percent, food industry with 20-25 percent. The economic growth is slow. The underdeveloped regions are not able to keep workforce, food consumption is stagnating. Purchased consumption is affected by many factors. Such as household incomes, food prices, household expenses like price of energy, price of substitution products, food consumption outside the household, urbanization, demographical factors. The study examines the influencing factors of food consumption in the South Plain Region. It points out the impact of these factors on food consumption and attempts to quantify the influential factors.

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Published

2009-02-15

How to Cite

Podruzsik, S., & Szigeti, J. (2009). The indicator of life quality: food consumption in the South Plain Region. Regional and Business Studies, 1(1), 13–21. Retrieved from https://journal.uni-mate.hu/index.php/rbs/article/view/417