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How Serious is the Neglect of Intra-Household Inequality?: (What Difference does it make to the Measurement and Decomposition of Inequality and Poverty?)
University of Warwick.
University of Warwick.
1989 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

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.

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Stockholm: IIES , 1989. , 43 p.
Seminar Paper / Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, ISSN 0347-8769 ; 450
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-41635OAI: diva2:331624
Published in connection with a visit at the IIES.Available from: 2010-07-23 Created: 2010-07-23 Last updated: 2010-07-23

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