Household Age Composition and Household Expenditure for Food and Healthcare in India

Barsharani Maharana, Laishram Ladusingh


This study aims to shed light on the changing pattern of household healthcare and food expenditure in the context of changing household age composition in India over time. Findings indicate that per capita expenditure has increased significantly both for food and healthcare during 1993-2010. With respect to the food and healthcare expenditure of household, the share of consumption by children under 15 years has declined over time, while that by adults of 15-59 years and elderly above 60 years has increased substantially during the same period.

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