How Serious is the Neglect of Intra-Household Inequality?: (What Difference does it make to the Measurement and Decomposition of Inequality and Poverty?)
1989 (English)Report (Other academic)
The object of this paper is to develop a framework in which the consequences of ignoring intra-household inequality in the measurement and decomposition of inequality and poverty can be assessed, and to apply this framework to a dataset from the Philippines. The conclusions are that while the measured levels of inequality and poverty could be subject to serious error (of the order of 30% or more), the patterns of inequality and poverty across key socio-economic groups are not affected dramatically. The decision on whether or not to undertake costly intra-household oriented surveys thus depends on whether the policy maker is more concerned with errors in the levels than with errors in the patterns of inequality and poverty.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: IIES , 1989. , 43 p.
Seminar Paper / Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, ISSN 0347-8769 ; 450
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-41635OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-41635DiVA: diva2:331624
Published in connection with a visit at the IIES.2010-07-232010-07-232010-07-23