OLS estimation of the Intra-Household Distribution of Consumption

Document type
Working Paper
Author(s)
Lechene, Valerie; Pendakur, Krishna; Wolf, Alexander
Publisher
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Date of publication
11 July 2019
Series
IFS Working Paper; W19/19
Subject(s)
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Families
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Individuals may be poor even if their household is not poor, because the intra-household distribution of resources may be unequal. This working paper introduces a model wherein the resource share of each person in a collective household (defined as their share of household consumption) may be estimated by simple linear regressions using off-the-shelf consumer expenditure micro-data.

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