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Rural housing quality as an indicator of consumption sustainability


  • Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay

    () (Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi)

  • Indira Rajaraman

    () (Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi)


An 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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  • Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay & Indira Rajaraman, 2011. "Rural housing quality as an indicator of consumption sustainability," Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers 11-10, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India.
  • Handle: RePEc:ind:isipdp:11-10

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    tracking poverty; rural housing;

    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand

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