The quality of consumption in rich and poor countries

  • Henri Theil
  • Dongling Chen
Part of the Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Applied Econometrics book series (ASTA, volume 30)


We define the quality of the consumer’s basket in terms of its luxury — necessity composition. The measure is applied to 30 countries in 1975, varying in affluence from the USA to India.


Quality Index Poor Country Average Price Income Elasticity Utility Measurement 
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  • Henri Theil
  • Dongling Chen

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