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Peculiaridades de la demanda de la Tercera Edad en España. Elaboración de un índice de precios propio

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  • Carrascal Arranz, U.

    (Universidad de Valladolid)

  • Pérez Domínguez, C.

    (Universidad de Valladolid)

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El propósito de este artículo es, por un lado, analizar las peculiaridades del consumo de la tercera edad en España y, por otro, elaborar un verdadero índice del coste de la vida propio de este colectivo. Con este fin, proponemos un modelo de gasto, sólidamente fundamentado. Los resultados de su estimación son estadisticamente correctos y permiten inferir las preferencias originales. De esta forma, se comprueban unos gustos y necesidades diferenciados para la tercera edad. A continuación, se evidencia el distinto impacto de la variación de los precios sobre el consumo de los hogares analizados, observándose algunas diferencias de interés con respecto al IPC oficial. The purpose of this paper is, on the one hand, to analyse the peculiarities of the elderly consumption in Spain and, on the other, to elaborate a true index of the cost of living of this group. In order to get these objectives, we propose a solidly made model of demand. The estimation of the model is statistically correct, and they allow us to recover the underlying preferences. In this way, we prove a special structure of tastes for the Spanish elderly. Finally, we demonstrate the different impact in the variation of the prices on the consumption of studied households, it is observed some interesting differences in relation to the Spanish official index of prices (IPC).

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Article provided by Estudios de Economía Aplicada in its journal Estudios de Economía Aplicada.

Volume (Year): 10 (1998)
Issue (Month): (Diciembre)
Pages: 39-56

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Keywords: AIDS Demand Systems; The Elderly; Index of Prices; True Index of the Cost of Living.;

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  1. Ursicino Carrascal, 2000. "AIDS extended by means of family composition," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 7(1), pages 21-23.
  2. Braithwait, Steven D, 1980. "The Substitution Bias of the Laspeyres Price Index: An Analysis Using Estimated Cost-of-Living Indexes," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 70(1), pages 64-77, March.
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