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Analysing Poverty Under Alternative Concepts of Resources and Equivalence Scales

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  • Tsakloglou, P.
  • Panopoulou, G.

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A common problem in empirical studies dealing with the identification of the poor is that their results tend to be sensitive to the selection of particular concepts of resources, equivalence scales and poverty lines. This article aims to examine the robustness of the results of poverty analysis to the use of alternative concepts of resources (consumption expenditure, current income, permanent income and the composite index of basic housing amenities and consumer durable goods) equivalence scales (subjective, experts' and food-scales) and poverty lines (fractions of the mean of the respective distribution), with reference to Greece.

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Paper provided by Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of International and European Economic Studies in its series Athens University of Economics and Business with number 97-08.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:fth:athebu:97-08

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  1. Zoran Sucur, 2005. "Poverty and social transfers in Croatia," Financial Theory and Practice, Institute of Public Finance, vol. 29(1), pages 17-38.
  2. Birgit Kuchler & Jan Goebel, 2003. "Smoothed Income Poverty in European Countries," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 352, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

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