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The Measurement of Household Welfare - R. W. Blundell

The Measurement of Household Welfare

By: R. W. Blundell (Editor), Ian Preston (Editor), Ian Walker (Editor)

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The measurement of household welfare is one of the most compelling yet demanding areas in economics. To place the analysis of inequality and poverty within an economic framework where individuals are making decisions about current and lifetime incomes and expenditures is a difficult task, made all the more challenging by the complexity of the decision making process in which households are involved and the variety of constraints they face. This book examines the conceptual and practical difficulties of making inferences from observed behaviour. It addresses the problems of making comparisons across a range of very different households and discusses how data for such comparisons should be collected. The contributions, from experts from Europe, North America and Australia, have the unifying theme that there is a strong relationship between theoretical concepts from microeconomics and the appropriate use of micro data in evaluating household welfare.

An introduction to applied welfare analysis Richard Blundell, Ian Preston and Ian Walker
Measuring the costs of children: a theoretical framework Charles Blackorby and David Donaldson
The collective approach to household behaviour Francois Bourguignon and Pierre-Andre Chiappori
Ordinal and cardinal utility: an integration of the two dimensions of the welfare concept Bernard Van Praag
The determination of welfare in nonintact families Daniela Del Bocha and Chris Flinn
Female labour supply, housework and family welfare Patricia Apps
Engel equivalence scales in Sri Lanka: exactness, specification, measurement error Mamta Murthi
Measuring the life-cycle consumption costs of children James Banks, Richard Blundell and Ian Preston
Family fortunes in the 1970s and 1980s Fiona Coulter, Frank Cowell and Stephen Jenkins
Ethically consistent welfare prescriptions are reference-price-independent Charles Blackorby, Francois Laisney and Rolf Schmachtenberg
The effect of systematic misperception of income on the subjective poverty line Martijn Tummers
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ISBN: 9780521451956
ISBN-10: 0521451957
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 9th October 2012
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.56