The Effect of Social Norms and Economic Considerations on Purchases of Chicken

Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 36)


An important characteristic of modern life is the increasing diversity of products and services that save time. While, in the past, time-saving services were primarily limited to those who could afford to employ maids or servants, the modern economy has created a whole range of time-saving products and services that are accessible to people of any economic status.


Time Constraint Religious Affiliation Typical Household Cooking Time Consumption Decision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amir Heiman
    • 1
  • Bruce McWilliams
    • 2
  • David Zilberman
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural Economics and ManagementThe Hebrew University of JerusalemRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.Autonomous Institute of Technology in Mexico (ITAM)Mexico CityMexico
  3. 3.Department of Agricultural and Resource EconomicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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