Reference : On the Income Dependence of Equivalence Scales
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Quantitative methods in economics & management
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/8534
On the Income Dependence of Equivalence Scales
English
Koulovatianos, Christos mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
Schröder, Carsten [Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel]
Schmidt, Ulrich [Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre (Department of Economics) Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel (University of Kiel)]
2005
Journal of Public Economics
Elsevier Science
89
5-6
967-996
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0047-2727
Lausanne
Switzerland
[en] survey method ; independence of base ; equivalent incomes
[en] Household consumption exhibits economies of scale as the number of household members increases. We collect survey data from two countries, Germany and France, in order to obtain direct subjective estimates of household consumption economies of scale, and, in particular, to examine an additional dimension: whether household consumption economies of scale change as living standards go up. Our data from both countries indicate strongly that household economies of scale increase as the living standard goes up. We discuss the robustness of our survey method and compare our results to these of alternative estimation methods in the literature.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/8534
10.1016/j.jpubeco.2004.09.005

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