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Modeling “Off the Books” Consumption

Michael Pisani ()

Chapter 2 in Consumption, Informal Markets, and the Underground Economy, 2013, pp 20-35 from Palgrave Macmillan

Abstract: Abstract In order to better understand and explain “off the books” consumption at the household level, I developed a predictive model based upon the 2010 survey results of 357 respondents covering 126 informal and underground goods and services in South Texas. Utilizing household demographics (e.g., gender, ethnicity, income, cultural assimilation) as predictor variables while including the moderating effects of facilitating mechanisms (e.g., morality, payment method), the model is designed to assist in the prediction of “off the books” consumption. The model provides general reference to informal and underground consumption including special reference to health care, cross-border activities, street vending, household work substitution, everyday household goods consumption, specialty consumption, and underground goods and services consumption along a risk continuum.

Keywords: Model; Informal Consumption; Underground Consumption (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.1057/9781137333124_2

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