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Rural-Urban Differences and the Stability of Consumption Behaviour: An Inter-temporal Analysis of the Household Income and Expenditure Survey Data for the Period 1963-64 to 1984-85


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    (the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.)


    (the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.)


    (the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.)


Several studies have been undertaken in the past to analyse consumption behaviour in Pakistan. These studies have ranged from the fairly simple single equation estimations to complex, extended linear expenditure systems and analyses based on the Almost Ideal Demand System. These included the studies by Aziz-urRehman (1%3); Bussink (1970); Ranis (1961); Khan (1970); Ali (1981, 1986); Malik (1982); Siddiqui (1982); Mukhtar (1985); Cheema and Malik (1985); Ahmad et al (1986); and Alderman (1987). Most of these studies are based on the Household Income and Expenditure Survey data. These Surveys provide the single most important source of data on consumption behaviour in Pakistan. However, the analysis in the studies mentioned above are generally confined to single years only.

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Article provided by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics in its journal The Pakistan Development Review.

Volume (Year): 26 (1987)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 673-684

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Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:26:y:1987:i:4:p:673-684

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  1. Sohail J. Malik & Naeem Sarwar, 1993. "Some Tests for Differences in Consumption Patterns: The Impact of Remittances Using Household Income and Expenditure Survey Data of Pakistan 1987-88," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 32(4), pages 699-711.
  2. Eatzaz Ahmad & Muhammad Arshad, 2007. "Household Budget Analysis for Pakistan under Varying the Parameter Approach," Microeconomics Working Papers 22180, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  3. Nadeem A. Burney & Ashfaque H. Khan, 1991. "Household Consumption Patterns in Pakistan: An Urban-Rural Comparison Using Micro Data," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 30(2), pages 145-171.


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