Consumption patterns of urban households in China, 1990-2003

Farhat Yusuf, Gordon Brooks, Ping Zhao

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This paper presents data from a series of nationally representative sample surveys of income and expenditure patterns among urban households in China. Findings indicate that during the 13 year period 1990 to 2003, the urban population was increasing at a rate four times faster than the national population and that the urban household size declined to an average of only three persons. Both income and expenditure levels increased, while the proportion of total expenditure spent on food declined. Expenditure on some other items, such as housing and healthcare increased. Most urban households reported ownership of colour TVs, refrigerators, washing machines and mobile phones. The importance of the cultural factors is emphasised.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationANZMAC 2006 Abstracts and programme
Subtitle of host publicationadvancing theory, maintaining relevance
EditorsElizabeth Macpherson, Ingrid Larkin
Place of PublicationBrisbane
PublisherQueensland University of Technology
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1741071593
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventAustralian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (2006) - Brisbane
Duration: 4 Dec 20066 Dec 2006


ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (2006)


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