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An analysis of housing expenditure using semiparametric cross-section models

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  • Bertrand Melenberg

    (Tilburg University, Dept. of Econometrics, P.O.Box 90153, 5000 LE, Tilburg, The Netherlands)

  • Arthur van Soest

    (Tilburg University, Dept. of Econometrics, P.O.Box 90153, 5000 LE, Tilburg, The Netherlands)

  • Erwin Charlier

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    (NIB Capital Asset Management N.V., P.O.Box 8285, 3503 RG, Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Abstract

In this paper we model expenditure on housing for owners and renters by means of endogenous switching regression models using cross-section data. We explain the share of housing in total expenditure from family characteristics and total expenditure, where the latter is allowed to be endogenous. We apply various existing parametric and semiparametric techniques for cross-section data. Exogeneity of total expenditure is rejected for the parametric models but not for most semiparametric models. The results are compared on the basis of budget elasticities and graphs of the estimated relationship between the budget share spent on housing and the logarithm of total expenditure.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Empirical Economics.

Volume (Year): 25 (2000)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 437-462

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Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:25:y:2000:i:3:p:437-462

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Keywords: sample selection · Engel curves · semiparametric cross-section models;

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  1. Charlier, Erwin & Melenberg, Bertrand & van Soest, Arthur, 2001. "An analysis of housing expenditure using semiparametric models and panel data," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 101(1), pages 71-107, March.
  2. Edwin Van Gameren & Michiel Ras & Evelien Eggink & Ingrid Ooms, 2005. "The demand for housing services in the Netherlands," ERSA conference papers ersa05p327, European Regional Science Association.
  3. Farrell, Lisa & Shields, Michael A., 2001. "Child Expenditure: The Role of Working Mothers, Lone Parents, Sibling Composition and Household Provision," IZA Discussion Papers 388, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Jos van Ommeren & Michiel van Leuvensteijn, 2002. "New Evidence of the Effect of Transaction Costs on Residential Mobility," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 02-117/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  5. Jos van Ommeren & Michiel van Leuvensteijn, 2002. "New Evidence of the Effect of Transaction Costs on Residential Mobility," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 02-117/3, Tinbergen Institute.

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