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Measuring the well-being of the poor using income and consumption

Bruce D. Meyer

Measuring the well-being of the poor using income and consumption

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poor families,
  • Public welfare,
  • Consumption (Economics)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBruce D. Meyer, James X. Sullivan.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- no. 9760., Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 9760.
    ContributionsSullivan, James X., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination45, [12] p. ;
    Number of Pages45
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17614801M
    OCLC/WorldCa52500896

    Measuring living standards with income and consumption: evidence from the UK. both the poverty rate and the poverty gap per poor person have fallen appreciably more in much more favorable using consumption measures than income measures.” (p38) The extent to which having a low income identifies households with low material living. The aim of economic development is to raise the living standard of the people and through this to raise consumption level. This can be, estimated through per capita income rather than national income. If national income of a country goes up but the per capita income is not increasing, that will not raise the living standard of the people. That. Quality of life (QOL) is an overarching term for the quality of the various domains in human is an expected standard level [citation needed] that consists of the expectations of an individual or society for a good life. These expectations are guided by the values, . In exchange for payments that flow from households to firms, there is a flow of consumer goods and services from firms to households. This flow is shown in Figure “Personal Consumption in the Circular Flow” as an arrow going from firms to households. When you buy a soda, for example, your payment to the store is part of the flow of personal consumption; the soda is part of the flow of.


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Measuring the well-being of the poor using income and consumption by Bruce D. Meyer Download PDF EPUB FB2

Measuring the Well-Being of the Poor Using Income and Consumption Bruce D. Meyer, James X. Sullivan. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in June NBER Program(s):Labor Studies, Public Economics. We evaluate consumption and income measures of the material well-being of the poor.

Measuring the Well-Being of the Poor Using Income and Consumption Bruce D. Meyer James X. Sullivan abstract We evaluate consumption and income measures of the material well-being of the poor.

We begin with conceptual and pragmatic reasons that favor income or consumption. Then, we empirically examine the quality of stan-File Size: KB. Measuring the Well-Being of the Poor Using Income and Consumption Bruce D. Meyer Northwestern University and NBER and James X.

Sullivan University of Notre Dame First Draft: May This Version: Ma ABSTRACT This paper examines the relative merits of consumption and income measures of the material well-being of the poor.

Get this from a library. Measuring the well-being of the poor using income and consumption. [Bruce D Meyer; James X Sullivan; National Bureau of Economic Research.]. Further Results on Measuring the Well-Being of the Poor Using Income and Consumption Bruce D.

Meyer, James X. Sullivan. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in September NBER Program(s):Labor Studies, Public Economics. In the U.S., analyses of poverty rates and the effects of anti-poverty programs rely almost exclusively on income data.

Bruce D. Meyer & James X. Sullivan, "Measuring the Well-Being of the Poor Using Income and Consumption," NBER Working PapersNational Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo Note: LS PE. Get this from a library. Measuring the well-being of the poor using income and consumption.

[Bruce D Meyer; James X Sullivan; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- Abstract: We evaluate consumption and income measures of the material well-being of the poor. We begin with conceptual and pragmatic reasons that favor income or consumption. Further Results on Measuring the Well-Being of the Poor Using Income and Consumption* Bruce D.

Meyer James X. Sullivan Aug ABSTRACT We evaluate the relative merits of income and consumption based measures of well-being. Our results provide evidence that consumption better captures well-being for those with few resources.

Downloadable. In the U.S., analyses of poverty rates and the effects of anti-poverty programs rely almost exclusively on income data. In earlier work (Meyer and Sullivan, ) we emphasized that conceptual arguments generally favor using consumption data to measure the wellbeing of the poor, and, on balance, data quality issues favor consumption in the case of single mothers.

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only do ebook promotions online and we does not distribute any free download of ebook on this site. How do we measure well-being. Janu am EST • Updated January 8, am EST Henry S. Richardson, Georgetown University, Erik Schokkaert, KU Leuven.

quite sensitive to whether one measures well-being with income or with con-sumption. Second, MS argue that consumption should be preferred to income as a measure of material well-being or living standards. The conceptual rea-sons for preferring consumption to income as a measure of living standards are well known.

accurate measure of the household’s well-being. These examples show the importance of income and consumption in measuring economic well-being. These examples indicate that the choice of income or consumption as a proxy for permanent income depends both on the circumstances of the household and on the quality of the survey data.

There is a long tradition of using consumption measures derived from Statistics Canada's household expenditures surveys to study material well-being, inequality, and poverty.

We offer an introduction to this research. Income and consumption measures give different pictures of the patterns of material well-being in Canada, but the differences are not as large as in the US. Measuring poverty Income poverty measurements generally use the physiological deprivation model1 to assess lack of access to economic resources (income) to satisfy basic material needs.

A person (or household) is considered poor if the person’s (or household’s) income cannot acquire theFile Size: KB.

The importance of reducing poverty is universally acknowledged, and represents an important part of the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the appropriate measurement of poverty and wellbeing remains complex and controversial. A UNU-WIDER study addresses means to significantly lower the barriers to entry to the conduct of rigorous poverty measurement and increase the participation of.

Measuring the Well-Being of the Poor: Demographics of Low-Income Households [Noel Blisard, Michael Harris, United Economic Research Service (ERS)] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The economic well-being of the U.S. population with incomes below percent of the official poverty guideline is of special interest to policymakers and food assistance program : Noel Blisard, J.

Michael Harris. Measuring poverty using both income and wealth Article in Journal of Income Distribution 13(3) September with 36 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

For measuring the material well-being of bottom of the pyramid households, we need to follow an approach that takes into consideration both their income & expenditure. For example, the authors explain in the book, think about going to the supermarket for your weekly shopping.

You go and you buy your favorite products, the things you need, and maybe a little extra. You cannot have consumption without production.

However, nothing gets produced in our current economy unless you have the money to signal your demand. In simple terms: without money, your needs go unmet and unrecognised.

Economists know nothing of. HAPPINESS, WELL-BEING AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: THE CASE FOR SUBJECTIVE MEASURES Human Development Report 2 BACKGROUND PAPER Paul Anand is a Professor at the Open University and Research Associate at Oxford University and the London School of Economics.

In his early career, he worked on the foundations of rational choice theoryFile Size: KB. In exchange for payments that flow from households to firms, there is a flow of consumer goods and services from firms to households.

This flow is shown in Figure "Personal Consumption in the Circular Flow" as an arrow going from firms to households. When you buy a soda, for example, your payment to the store is part of the flow of personal consumption; the soda is part of the flow of.

Measuring Poverty Using Both Income and Wealth: measured by the availability of wealth holdings for maintaining consumption dur-ing income-poverty spells.

(), the classi–cation of the poor using the income-wealth measure impor-tantly depends on the age. Measuring living standards with income and consumption: evidence from the UK Mike Brewer and Cormac O’Dea 1 March This paper compares consumption and income as measures of households’ living standards using UK data.

It presents evidence that income is likely to be under-recorded for households with low resources. Define consumption and income as measures of welfare, and evaluate the desirability of each in the LDC context.

Summarize the problems that arise in measuring income and consumption, and explain how to value durable goods, and housing services. File Size: KB. Define consumption and income as measures of welfare, and evaluate the desir-ability of each in the context of measuring well-being in less-developed countries.

Summarize the problems that arise in measuring income and consumption, and explain how to value durable goods and housing services.

Standard methods of measuring poverty assume that an individual is poor if he or she lives in a family whose income or consumption lies below an appropriate poverty line.

Such methods provide only limited insight into male and female poverty separately. An investigation of the happiness-prosperity connection and whether economists can measure well-being. Can money buy happiness. Is income a reliable measure for life satisfaction.

In the West after World War II, happiness seemed inextricably connected to prosperity. Beginning in the s, however, other values began to gain ground: peace, political participation, civil rights, environmentalism.

cause overall measures of social well-being, such as median income, tend to increase over time, the poverty standard will also tend to increase.

Both the United Kingdom (UK) and countries in the European Union (EU) measure income poverty using such a relative definition.

the Bank to measure consumption-based poverty, and survey data are now the exclusive basis for the global poverty counts. This paper discusses a number of unresolved issues in using consumption-based surveys for measuring well-being, including the choice of a money-metric versus welfare-ratio approach, the collection of suitable price information,Cited by:   Measuring household well-being.

By: We have attempted to understand dimensions of well-being using income, consumption and saving as composite indicators available from. The Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission established by the French government in argued that the emphasis of our measurement system should shift “from measuring economic production to measuring people's well-being.” 2 As well as making recommendations related to dimensions of economic welfare such as income, consumption, and wealth, the Author: Andrew Aitken.

The declining marginal utility of income, or more colloquially the assertion that an “additional [say] thousand dollars in income adds more to the welfare of a poor family than it does to a rich family” (Daly and Cobb,p.

31), has been widely accepted by economists working on subjective well-being. The ISEW/GPI approach accounts for Cited by: Download Measures of Well-Being: Expenditures, Consumption, & Poverty [PDF.

Other approaches to the measurement of poverty rely on direct measures of people’s access to the types of goods and activities deemed to be necessary to enjoy a “decent” standard of living, rather than using income as an indirect measure of the resources available to satisfy consumption.

These approaches generally assess the conditions of. Identifying the Disadvantaged: Official Poverty, Consumption Poverty, and the New Supplemental Poverty Measure by Bruce D.

Meyer and James X. Sullivan. Published in vol issue 3, pages of Journal of Economic Perspectives, SummerAbstract: We. The World Bank's Voices of the Poor initiative, based on research with o poor people in 23 countries, identifies a range of factors that poor people consider elements of poverty.

Most important are those necessary for material well-being, especially food. Many others relate to social rather than material issues. precarious livelihoods.

Consumption and Economic Well-Being at Older Ages: Income- and Consumption-based Poverty Measures in the HRS Michael Hurd and Susann Rohwedder RAND Prepared for the 7th Annual Conference of the Retirement Research Consortium “Towards a Secure Retirement System” AugustWashington, D.C.

Inthe aggregate flow of [taxable] interest income was $98 [billion], and the stock of fixed income wealth was $11 [trillion]. The ratio gives the average yield, r = $98B/$11T = %. 1. Conceptual framework. In measurement, it is important to be clear about the nature and scope of the concept being measured.

This is particularly the case for a topic such as subjective well-being where the precise concept being measured is less immediately obvious than is the case for a more straight-forward concept such as income, consumption, age or gender.In this book, three economists explore the happiness-prosperity connection, investigating how economists measure life satisfaction and well-being.

The authors examine the evolution of happiness research, considering the famous "Easterlin Paradox," which found that people's average life satisfaction didn't seem to depend on their by:   Meyer BD, Sullivan JX () Measuring the well-being of the poor using income and consumption. J Hum Resour 38(Supplemental Material)– CrossRef Google Scholar Meyer BD, Sullivan JX () Consumption, income, and material well Author: Tahereh Alavi Hojjat, Rata Hojjat.