## A multifactor theory of consumption expenditures |

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### Contents

AN ANALYSIS OF CHOICE | 8 |

THE HISTORICAL SETTING Ik IV METHODOLOGY USING FACTOR ANALYSIS 22 | 30 |

EXPENDITURE STUDIES USING FACTOR ANALYSIS | 35 |

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age variable assumptions Beta Weight cause and effect centroid changes choice classification clothing considered consistent consumer behavior consumption expenditures consumption function correlation matrix decrease deductive reasoning degree empirical empiricist Engel's Law Ernst Engel example expected expenditure studies explained in terms expressed extent factor analysis Factor h factor pattern factor theory factors extracted family characteristics family structure food consumption food expenditure Food purchased food variable Frederick Morton Eden function high factor loadings high loadings House furnishings household household operation human behavior hypothesis identified Illinois Farm Families important income factor income increased income variable indicated individual interpretation kind L. L. Thurstone large number Marriage cycle mathematical measure method negative loadings number of factors number of variables observations operates percentage perfect competition persons present problem ratio recreation rent respect ROTATED FACTOR LOADINGS sample selected tend to increase theoretical theory universe variable shows variance Varimax