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Structure des budgets alimentaires dans l'enquête Budget de famille 2011

Abstract : The sociology of food often uses budget surveys to study social differences in food consumption. This paper offers an exploratory analysis of the French Household Budget Survey (HBS) carried out in 2010 by the French National Statistical Office (INSEE). We address two questions. At the methodological level, does the HBS allow for a sociological analysis of social differences in food expense structures? At the empirical level, do the observed food expense structures actually vary according to social position? We analyse all food (at home and away from home) and alcohol expenses, by computing budgetary coefficients according to sociodemographic variables. Consistently with the food sociology literature, we only discuss the results for age and socio-occupational category. Professionals spend more than blue-collar workers in food away from home, fish, fruit and vegetables, and less in meet. Food expense structure varies more across age groups. For sociological use, two methodological aspects affect results: the budget survey covers only one week of food expanses; the food nomenclature collapses some items that social scientists may want to separate.
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Coline Ferrant, Marie Plessz. Structure des budgets alimentaires dans l'enquête Budget de famille 2011. 2015. ⟨hal-03459558⟩



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