The Empirical Measurement of Well-Being

Part of the Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being book series (EIAP, volume 2)


The empirical assessment of poverty and equity is customarily carried out using data on households and individuals. These data can be administrative (i.e., stored in government files and records), they can come from censuses of the entire population, or (most commonly) they can be generated by probabilistic surveys on the socio-demographic characteristics and living conditions of a population of households or individuals. We focus on this latter case in this chapter.


Household Size Equivalence Scale Reference Price Consumption Expenditure Household Type 
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