Household income dynamics : a four-country story
AbstractIn this article, we analyse the dynamics of household per capita incomes using longitudinal data from Indonesia, South Africa, Spain and Venezuela. We find that in all four countries reported initial income and job changes of the head are consistently the most important variables in accounting for income changes, overall and for initially poor households. We also find that changes in income are more important than changes in household size and that changes in labour earnings are more important than changes in other sources of household income.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Paris Dauphine University in its series Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine with number 123456789/1562.
Date of creation: Dec 2003
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Development Studies, 2003, Vol. 40, no. 2. pp. 30-54.Length: 24 pages
Venezuela; South Africa; Spain; Indonesia; Income dynamics;
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