Determinants of municipal-level household food waste
學年 110
學期 2
出版(發表)日期 2022-07-20
作品名稱 Determinants of municipal-level household food waste
著者 Lin, Yi-chen
著錄名稱、卷期、頁數 Agribusiness
摘要 This research investigates the long-run determinants of per capita food waste, using a monthly time series dataset collected from the Taipei City Food Scraps Recycling Program, covering a span of 19 years. In addition, this research introduces a new proxy for the food wastage rate, gauged by the ratio of edible-to-inedible food scraps. The results of time-series cointegration analysis show that per capita edible food scraps and socioeconomic factors are bound together over the long run. Specifically, per capita edible food waste displays a positive co-movement with food price, the working-age share, and household size, while exhibiting a negative co-movement with the old-age share. This insight empowers policymakers with the ability to foresee and tackle the food waste problem by acting on the municipality's demographic and economic structural change. Our analysis complements the existing studies that depend on cross-sectional individual-level data by adopting a long-run municipal-level time series perspective. [EconLit Citations: Q11, Q13, Q18, D1].
關鍵字 Food waste;food wastage rate;food price;population age structure;household size;time series analysis;cointegration
語言 en_US
期刊性質 國內
收錄於 SSCI Scopus
通訊作者 Yi-Chen Lin
國別 USA
出版型式 ,電子版,紙本

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