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L’élasticité calorie-revenu est-elle faible au Niger ?

Abstract : The impact of income variation on calorie intake seems to be surrounded by a great controversy in the literature. By means of simultaneous quantiles regression on the third national budget and consumption survey carried out in 2007 in Niger, this study analyzes mainly the role of income on food safety and nutritional through its impact on the distribution of calorie intake in Niger. It appears in accordance with the recent literature that the impact of income variation on calorie intake depends on the initial level of the calorie consumption of the household and decreases with the food security level. In others words, the calorie-income elasticity is high for households with a low calorie consumption but low for ones having a high calorie intake initially. Moreover, the distance of the market or a health center and the rural medium of residence contribute to food safety and nutritional deterioration of households. Therefore, the implementation of policies aimed at increasing household income and the creation of infrastructure such as markets, health centers by facilitating their access to the rural population in particular is needed.
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Mahamadou Roufahi Tankari. L’élasticité calorie-revenu est-elle faible au Niger ?. 2013. ⟨hal-02942070⟩

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