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May, 2000, Vol. 123, No. 5
Let's do lunch: expenditures on meals away from home
Economist, Division of Consumer Expenditure Surveys, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Lunch is the most frequently purchased meal away from home: income, age, and ethnicity are among the most important predictors of the probability of eating out; however, regardless of meal purchased, family type is a less important predictor. This article examines expenditures for meals away from home for several demographic groups using data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey.
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