International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2017)
Estimation of adult equivalent scale for consumption expenditure of food and non-food items in rural and urban sectors of south saurashtra agro-climatic zone
Author(s): PB Marviya, SM Upadhyay, MS Shitap, AG Sabhaya and PK Ukani
The objective of the study was to find out the relationship between per capita specific commodity expenditure and per capita total expenditure for food and non-food items in rural and urban area of Junagadh district of Gujarat state. Junagadh district was selected purposively for the study as it was an unexplored area in such type of study. Data regarding family budget were collected by conventional survey method with the help of pre-structured questionnaires and personal interview of the head of the sample households during 2015-16 (Agricultural year) for three different seasons viz., winter (W), summer (S) and monsoon (M). The effect of household composition has been taken into account after developing the consumer unit scales. The maximum value of adult equivalent scale was obtained for 20-40 years female and adolescent sex groups in rural households, implying that both the sex groups shared the highest proportion of total household expenditure. Similar trend was found for urban and overall. The average per capita monthly total expenditure in urban areas was found to be more than that of rural area during different seasons.
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PB Marviya, SM Upadhyay, MS Shitap, AG Sabhaya, PK Ukani. Estimation of adult equivalent scale for consumption expenditure of food and non-food items in rural and urban sectors of south saurashtra agro-climatic zone. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(6):490-494.