Economic influences on food choice—non-convenience versus convenience food consumption

  • Jens Bonke


In recent decades women’s participation in the labour market has increased significantly, the implication being more pronounced time pressure in most families all over the developed world (Gershuny, 1994; Bonke, 1995a). In the New Household Economics, the value of time affects consumption (Becker, 1965) for which reason households with working wives consume more time-saving goods and services than do households with full-time homemakers, i.e. the households substitute time-saving services for their own time. Therefore, the question is how households have sustained or enlarged their level of economic welfare, when gaining money and losing disposable time.


Fast Food Food Choice Consumer Research Household Production Food Category 
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