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Replication data for: The Caloric Costs of Culture: Evidence from Indian Migrants

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  • Atkin, David
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  • Abstract

    Anthropologists have documented substantial and persistent differences in food preferences across social groups. My paper asks whether such food cultures can constrain caloric intake? I first document that interstate migrants within India consume fewer calories per rupee of food expenditure compared to their neighbors. Second, I show that migrants bring their origin-state food preferences with them. Third, I link these findings by showing that the gap in caloric intake between locals and migrants depends on the suitability and intensity of the migrants' origin-state preferences. The most affected migrants would consume seven percent more calories if they possessed their neighbors' preferences. (JEL D12, I12, O15, R23, Z12, Z13)
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.20140297 (Text)
  • Atkin, David. “The Caloric Costs of Culture: Evidence from Indian Migrants.” American Economic Review 106, no. 4 (April 2016): 1144–81.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.20140297 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Atkin, David (2016): Replication data for: The Caloric Costs of Culture: Evidence from Indian Migrants. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.