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Quantity Constraints, Poverty Lines and Poverty Orderings

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  • Ramses Abul Naga

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By limiting the scope for substitution between commodities, other things equal quantity constraints raise the cost of living. Thus, rationed families have higher povery lines than unconstrained ones. This heterogeneity in both resources and poverty lines means that, in principle, bivariate dominance results are required to order distributions in terms of poverty. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

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Article provided by Springer in its journal The Journal of Economic Inequality.

Volume (Year): 2 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 31-43

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jecinq:v:2:y:2004:i:1:p:31-43

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Keywords: bivariate stochastic dominance; poverty lines; poverty orderings; rationing;

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  1. Manouchehr Mokhtari & Nader Asgary, 2009. "Effects of Consumer Goods Shortages on Fertility in Post-Soviet Economy," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 30(2), pages 160-170, June.

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