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Does the COVID-19 pandemic change food consumption and shopping patterns? Evidence from Indonesian urban households
International Journal of Social Economics ; 49(12):1803-1818, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2051867
ABSTRACT
Purpose>This study investigate changes in food consumption and shopping patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic.Design/methodology/approach>The authors collected cross-sectional data from 507 households in three Indonesian cities, i.e. Surabaya, Surakarta and Bogor, via an online survey and analysed the data using non-parametric tests the U-Mann Whitney test, the Kruskal–Wallis test and the ordered probit model.Findings>The results indicate that, during the pandemic, people 1) avoided eating out in a restaurant or cafeteria to reduce transmission risk and cooked at home instead;2) stocked food products to minimise store visits;3) chose a healthier diet including fruits and vegetables;and 4) wasted less food. These new trends could be linked to the socio-demographics, i.e. age, education, marital status and income level.Originality/value>This research was conducted during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia between July and August 2021, so the findings could inform food-related long-term policymaking and responses to a crisis.Peer review>The peer review history for this article is available at https//publons.com/publon/10.1108/IJSE-11-2021-0666.
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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: ProQuest Central Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials Language: English Journal: International Journal of Social Economics Year: 2022 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: ProQuest Central Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials Language: English Journal: International Journal of Social Economics Year: 2022 Document Type: Article