Does Price or Income Affect Organic Choice? Analysis of U.S. Fresh Produce Users

Travis A. Smith, Chung L. Huang, Biing-Hwan Lin
2009 Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics  
This study analyzes consumer purchasing behavior of organic fresh fruits and vegetables using the 2006 Nielsen Homescan panel. An ordered logit model was estimated to quantify the impacts of economic and socio-demographic factors on the probability of a household belonging to a specific organic user group—devoted, casual, or nonuser. Results suggest that price and income, to some extent, affect consumer purchases of organic produce. Additionally, the profile of an organic produce user is most
more » ... duce user is most likely to consist of an Hispanic household residing in the Western United States with children under 6 years old and a household head older than 54 years with at least a college degree.
doi:10.1017/s1074070800003187 fatcat:fsoj2xohyzgmpku3awt436wpm4