Demographic demand systems with application to equivalence scales estimation and inequality analysis : the Australian evidence

Blacklow, Paul, Nicholas, Aaron and Ray, Ranjan 2010, Demographic demand systems with application to equivalence scales estimation and inequality analysis : the Australian evidence, Australian economic papers, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 161-179.

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Title Demographic demand systems with application to equivalence scales estimation and inequality analysis : the Australian evidence
Author(s) Blacklow, Paul
Nicholas, Aaron
Ray, Ranjan
Journal name Australian economic papers
Volume number 49
Issue number 3
Start page 161
End page 179
Total pages 252
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Publication date 2010-09
ISSN 0004-900X
1467-8454
Summary This paper proposes and applies an alternative demographic procedure for extending a demand system to allow for the effect of household size and composition changes, along with price changes, on expenditure allocation. The demographic procedure is applied to two recent demand functional forms to obtain their estimable demographic extensions. The estimation on pooled time series of Australian Household Expenditure Surveys yields sensible and robust estimates of the equivalence scale, and of its variation with relative prices. Further evidence on the usefulness of this procedure is provided by using it to evaluate the nature and magnitude of the inequality bias of relative price changes in Australia over a period from the late 1980s to the early part of the new millennium.
Language eng
Field of Research 149999 Economics not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032685

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