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Comparisons of poverty across periods: Significance of distributional effects of prices

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  • Lyssiotou, Panayiota
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    This paper identifies flexible scales from two cross sections of FES data capturing the distributional effects of inflation. Poverty rates based on the flexible and simple (per capita, modified OECD) deflators reveal different trends in poverty among households and children.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 99 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (April)
    Pages: 14-17

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:99:y:2008:i:1:p:14-17

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    1. Pendakur, K., 1999. "Taking Prices Seriously in the Measurement of Inequality," Working Papers dp99-7, CRABE, Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University.
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