The author thanks three anonymous journal referees and Claudia Peck-Heath for helpful comments and Daria Lipinski and Nitin Savur for valuable research assistance in the collection of the data.
Nutrition Knowledge, Gender, and Food Label Use
Article first published online: 3 MAR 2005
Journal of Consumer Affairs
Volume 34, Issue 1, pages 97–112, Summer 2000
How to Cite
NAYGA, R. M. (2000), Nutrition Knowledge, Gender, and Food Label Use. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 34: 97–112. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6606.2000.tb00086.x
- Issue published online: 3 MAR 2005
- Article first published online: 3 MAR 2005
This paper empirically explores the relationship between nutrition knowledge, gender, and food label use. The econometric approach treats both nutrition knowledge and label use as endogenous variables when estimating the model for food label use. The results suggest that nutrition knowledge does not have an effect on label use, confirming the weak link hypothesis between knowledge and behavior. Gender effect is mainly due to differences in nutrition knowledge levels.