Rural housing quality as an indicator of consumption sustainability
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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