The pattern of poor household food consumption: The case of West Java Province


  • Bayu Kharisma Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Alfiah Hasanah Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Sutyastie Soemitro Remi Universitas Padjadjaran
  • In in Indah Zakia Dept. Planning Agency of Garut Regency Government



Food consumption expenditures, poor households, LA-AIDS, elasticity, West Java


The result of a LA-AIDS showed that the food consumption of poor households in West Java is influenced by its own-price, the price of other commodities, income, number of household members, household location, education of the head of household, and work type of the head of the household. The own-price elasticity identified that the price increase in each commodity group does not affect the consumption of the general food group. The cross-price elasticity of food groups showed more complementary.


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Author Biographies

Bayu Kharisma, Universitas Padjadjaran

Dept. of Economics

Alfiah Hasanah, Universitas Padjadjaran

Dept. of Economics

Sutyastie Soemitro Remi, Universitas Padjadjaran

Dept. of Economics


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