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JPD 1992 Vol. XIX No. 1-c: Equivalence Scale and Poverty Assessment in a Poor Country

Mainly due to the dearth of available data, this article empirically illustrates that the practice of using household expenditures/incomes in assessing aggregate poverty tends to its overestimation. In the absence of reliable equivalence estimates, household size should be normalized to improve the estimation results.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
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Balisacan, Arsenio M.; poverty; econometric modeling;
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