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Bundling of Services and Household Welfare in Developing Countries Using Panel Data: The Case of Peru

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  • Jesko Hentschel
  • Jaime Saavedra-Chanduví
  • Alberto E. Chong

Using panel data for Peru for the period 1994-2000, we find that when households receive two or more services jointly, the welfare increases of the household, as measured by changes in consumption, are larger than when services are provided separately. Such an increase appears to be more than proportional, as F-tests on the coefficients of the corresponding regressors confirm. Thus, we find that bundling of services may help realize welfare effects.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications (Working Papers) with number 6510.

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Date of creation: Jan 2004
Handle: RePEc:idb:brikps:6510
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  1. Lanjouw, Peter & Ravallion, Martin, 1995. "Poverty and Household Size," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 105(433), pages 1415-1434, November.
  2. Glewwe, Paul & Hall, Gillette, 1994. "Poverty, Inequality, and Living Standards during Unorthodox Adjustment: The Case of Peru, 1985-1990," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 42(4), pages 689-717, July.
  3. Jaime Saavedra & Alberto Chong, 1999. "Structural reform, institutions and earnings: Evidence from the formal and informal sectors in urban Peru," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(4), pages 95-116.
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