How Serious Is the Neglect of Intra-Household Inequality?
Lawrence Haddad and
Economic Journal, 1990, vol. 100, issue 402, 866-81
The object of this paper is to develop a framework in which the consequences of ignoring intrahousehold 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 percent or more), the patterns of inequality and poverty across key socioeconomic groups are not affected dramatically. The decision on whether or not to undertake costly intrahousehold orientated surveys thus depends on whether the policymaker is more concerned with errors in the levels than with errors in the patterns of inequality and poverty. Adjustment Copyright 1990 by Royal Economic Society.
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