Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Per-capita income versus household-need adjusted income: a cross-country comparison

Contents:

Author Info

  • Christos Koulovatianos

    ()
    (University of Nottingham, Centre for Finance and Credit Markets (Nottingham), Center for Financial Studies (Frankfurt))

  • Polina Minkovski

    ()
    (New York University)

  • Carsten Schröder

    ()
    (University of Kiel)

Abstract

We use data from the Luxembourg Income Study in order to quantify the economy-wide monetary gains achieved by Household-Size Economies, due to the within-household sharing of goods by individuals living in multi-member households. In most of the twenty countries we examine, we observe a decline in monetary gains achieved by Household-Size Economies over time. This decline is the result of a demographic trend towards smaller-sized household units, rather than a change in the shares of aggregate disposable income earned by household types of different size.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/jid/article/viewFile/23676/21883
Download Restriction: Fulltext downloads are only available to subscribers. See JID website for details.

As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by Journal of Income Distribution in its journal Journal of Income Distribution.

Volume (Year): 18 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3-4 (September-December)
Pages: 11-23

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:jid:journl:y:2009:v:18:i:3-4:p:11-23

Contact details of provider:
Postal: York Hall 327, 2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M6
Phone: 416-487-6712
Fax: 416-487-6852
Email:
Web page: http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/jid/index
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: equivalence scale; welfare; demographic change; Luxembourg Income Study; household size economies; income distribution; family economics;

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Carolina Achury & Sylwia Hubar & Christos Koulovatianos, 2012. "Saving Rates and Portfolio Choice with Subsistence Consumption," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 15(1), pages 108-126, January.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:jid:journl:y:2009:v:18:i:3-4:p:11-23. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Benjamin Nicholls).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.