A study on the purchase likelihoods & expenditure Patterns of selected household items in Malaysia.

Andrew Tan , Khee Guan (2017) A study on the purchase likelihoods & expenditure Patterns of selected household items in Malaysia. Technical Report. Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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Abstract

A number of studies have examined alcohol and cigarette consumption, but none have explored demand for both products simultaneously even though consumption decisions are likely often related. The present study uses microdata from the 2009/20 I 0 Malaysian Household Expenditure Survey. A novel bivariate Tobit model that accounts for error heteroscedasticity is used to estimate Malaysian consumers' decisions to purchase cigarettes and alcohol and amount spent for each. The results indicate that household income and regional location, and the age, gender, education level and occupation type of the household head are associated with consumption decisions and expenditure levels, with some variation by ethnic group, suggesting the importance of these characteristics in policy deliberations to reduce consumption.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H1-99 Social sciences (General)
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan (School of Social Sciences) > Monograph
Depositing User: Mr Erwan Roslan
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 14:53
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 14:53
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/36802

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