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Consumption (Economics)
Blog
Poverty and wellbeing in Mozambique

The gains have been substantial and have occurred in both rural and urban zones...

Consumption (Economics) Poverty
Working Paper
A review of consumption poverty estimation for Mozambique

We broadly review the challenges encountered and choices made in the national assessments of consumption poverty using the 1996/97, 2002/03, and 2008/09 budget surveys...

Consumption (Economics) Poverty
Blog
Extreme poverty - the poorest are being left behind

At our 30 th Anniversary Conference we took the chance to interview Martin Ravallion of Georgetown University—we asked him to discuss his recent work on extreme poverty, and to highlight what he believes the major challenges in this area will b...

Consumption (Economics) Equality and inequality Land tenure
Working Paper
Keep it real: Measuring real inequality using survey data from developing countries

This paper investigates how two effects drive wedges between nominal and real inequality estimates...

Consumption (Economics) Equality and inequality Measurement (Poverty)
Video
Progress in Data and Measurement

Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 5.1

Database Inequality Health
Video
Country Experiences

Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 2.3

Expenditures, Public Children Malnutrition
Working Paper
Income and price elasticities of demand in South Africa: An application of the linear expenditure system

This paper investigates the expenditure patterns of South African households using detailed cross-sectional expenditure and price data...

Aeronautics, Commercial Consumption (Economics) Food supply
Working Paper
Inequality of Opportunity During the Great Recession in Uganda

The paper proposes an analysis of the recent distributional dynamics in Uganda...

Consumption (Economics) Equality and inequality Income distribution
Working Paper
Growth and Inequality in the Distribution of India’s Consumption Expenditure: 1983 to 2009-10

This paper undertakes an assessment of the evolution of inequality in the distribution of consumption expenditure in India over the last quarter-century, from 1983 to 2009-10, employing data available in the quinquennial ‘thick’ surveys o...

Consumption (Economics) Economic development Equality and inequality
Journal Article
Intergenerational Mobility and Interpersonal Inequality in an African Economy

Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property Rights

Consumption (Economics) Equality and inequality Land tenure
Working Paper
Savings By and For the Poor: A Research Review and Agenda

The poor can and do save, but often use formal or informal instruments that have high risk, high cost, and limited functionality. This could lead to undersaving compared to a world without market or behavioural frictions...

Banks and banking Choice Consumption (Economics)
Journal Article
Savings by and for the Poor: A Research Review and Agenda

Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral Economics

Banks and banking Choice Consumption (Economics)
Working Paper
Foreign Aid, Public Sector and Private Consumption: a Cointegrated Vector Autoregressive Approach

This paper employs a cointegrated vector autoregressive model to assess the growth effect of aid in Uganda over the period 1972-2008...

Consumption (Economics) Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development)
Working Paper
The (Declining) Role of Households in Sustaining China's Economy: Structural Path Analysis for 1997-2007

Current explanations for private consumption’s diminished role in China focus on the expansion of exports and investments. Using structural path analysis, we find additional contributing factors...

Consumption (Economics) Households Regional economics
Blog
Measuring Poverty Over Time

Luc Christiaensen and Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen If a person suddenly becomes poor, for example, due to an unexpected death or illness in the family, they will have a rather different experience and understanding of poverty than someone who has been i...

Children Consumption (Economics) Measurement (Poverty)
Journal Article
Measuring Poverty Over Time

Part of Journal Special Issue Measuring Poverty Over Time

Consumption (Economics) Income Poverty
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