The Journal of Consumer Affairs

Scholarly research journal publishes articles in the consumer field, including the impact of individual, business and/or government decisions on consumers.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 1, Summer

Alternative Measures of Health Information and Demand for Fats and Oils in Japan
This study investigates the major factors affecting the demand for fats and oils under the possible influence of health information on fat and cholesterol in Japan. The fat and cholesterol information indexes based on diminishing effect schemes provide...
Budget Allocation Patterns of African Americans
The Consumer Expenditure Survey (1980-1992), Consumer Price Index (1980-1992), and ACCRA Cost of Living Index (1990) are used to construct annual household expenditure data from 1980 to 1992 to compare household budget allocation patterns of African...
Constraints, Domain Conditions, and Well-Being: Evidence from Poland during the Transformation
The relationships among the recent changes in socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of the household, domain conditions (objective well-being), and the household members' assessment of their situation (subjective well-being) are assessed with...
Consumer Willingness-to-Pay for Food Safety in Taiwan: A Binary-Ordinal Probit Model of Analysis
A probit model for whether or not consumers are willing to pay a premium for hydroponically grown vegetables (HGV) is estimated jointly with an ordered probit model analyzing the magnitude of such premiums for consumers who would pay them. Results...
Food Shopping Profiles of Career-Oriented, Income-Oriented, and At-Home Wives
The purpose of this study was to develop comprehensive food shopping profiles of career-oriented, income-oriented, and at-home wives. Discriminant analysis revealed distinct profiles for the career-oriented and at-home wives. However, income-oriented...
Product Knowledge and Product Involvement as Moderators of the Effects of Information on Purchase Decisions: A Case Study Using the Perfect Information Frontier Approach
This study ascertains the extent to which consumers achieve highest value-for-money under different conditions. Perfect Information Frontier Approach is applied to examine the influences of providing consumers with information on their purchase decisions,...
Saving Practices of New Canadians from Vietnam and Laos
This study is the first to focus on saving patterns of a growing group of newcomers to Canada--people of Asian origin who arrived as refugees. Data are from personal interviews with 649 Boat People (Chinese Vietnamese, ethnic Vietnamese, and Laotians)...
The Structure of S[tilde{a}]o Paulo Street Markets: Evolving Patterns of Retail Institutions
Development in emerging economies leads to a cohabitation of traditional and modern forms of retailing. This diversity allows for centuries' old consumer behavior patterns to continue along with new options. The street markets or Feira Livres [1] of...
Why Consumers Choose Managed Mutual Funds over Index Funds: Hypotheses from Consumer Behavior
Much evidence exists which suggests that the vast majority of equity mutual fund managers do not possess differential information (or skills) which allow them to achieve above average market returns for their investors. Thus, when investors pay fees...
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