Using an asset index to simulate household income
AbstractCommonly available survey data for developing countries often do not include income or expenditure data. This data limitation puts severe constraints on standard poverty and inequality analyses. We provide a simple approach to simulate household income based on publicly available Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and macroeconomic data. We illustrate our approach with DHS data for Bolivia, Indonesia and Zambia.
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Volume (Year): 121 (2013)
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Asset index; Household income; Developing countries;
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