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Measuring poverty within the household

Caitlin Brown, Rossella Calvi (), Jacob Penglase and Denni Tommasi

IZA World of Labor, 2022, No 492, 492

Abstract: A key element of anti-poverty policy is the accurate identification of poor individuals. However, measuring poverty at the individual level is difficult since consumption data are typically collected at the household level. Per capita measures based on household-level data ignore both inequality within the household and economies of scale in consumption. The collective household model offers an alternative and promising framework to estimate poverty at the individual level while accounting for both inequality within the household and economies of scale in consumption.

Keywords: poverty; equivalence scales; intra-household inequality; collective model; resource shares; scale economies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I3 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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