IANIGLA   20881
INSTITUTO ARGENTINO DE NIVOLOGIA, GLACIOLOGIA Y CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Behavioural differences in consumption of children and adults: A field study
Autor/es:
FARRERAS, VERÓNICA; SALVADOR, PABLO FEDERICO
Revista:
Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas
Editorial:
Talleres gráficos de la dirección de publicaciones de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo
Referencias:
Lugar: Mendoza; Año: 2013 vol. LX p. 31 - 31
ISSN:
0041-8668
Resumen:
In general, children and adults´ consumption behaviour is analysed within the household decision-making process. This paper, however, explores children and adults´ consumption behaviour contemplating children and adults as two separated and independent economic agents. By using a field study that involves observation in the Spain´s Barcelona zoo, we show that children have some form of preferences that differs from that of the adults, leading to different consumption behaviour between adults and children. This finding reinforces the idea that children play an important role as economic decision makers and consumers.