Rural housing quality as an indicator of consumption sustainability
AbstractAn exogenously defined poverty line yields poverty headcounts between any two points in time that are a net outcome of hte two-way traffic into and out of poverty. This paper arugues that, for the rural Indian context, where housing is too lumpy and illiquid to be used for consumption smoothing transitions in housing quality in cross sectional data sets can provide revealed evidence of household perceptions of downside risk to their current consumption levels...
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India in its series Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers with number 11-10.
Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2011
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tracking poverty; rural housing;
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- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-03-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2012-03-28 (Development)
- NEP-URE-2012-03-28 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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