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The superior measure of PSID consumption: An update

  • Guo, Sheng

This paper provides an update to Skinner's (1987) predicted consumption measure for households in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics from 1980 to 2003. More than 80% of the variance in total non-durable consumption is explained by three expenditure components.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 108 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 253-256

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