Health and environmental consciousness, costs of behaviour and the purchase of organic food

This paper examines environmental and health consciousness, as well as behavioural costs and their effects on the purchase of organic products

Peter Kriwy

2011

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  • This paper examines environmental and health consciousness, as well as behavioural costs and their effects on the purchase of organic products
  • The consumption of organic products is regarded as an investment in individual health
  • The results of the regressions using the Heckman correction show that income does not affect the regularity of organic food consumption but that it does influence individual expenditure on organic food
  • Health consciousness has a stronger association with organic food consumption than does environmental concern, the interaction between behavioural costs and health or environmental consciousness shows no effect
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