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Does survey recall error explain the Deaton–Paxson puzzle?

Brzozowski, M and Crossley, TF and Winter, JK (2017) 'Does survey recall error explain the Deaton–Paxson puzzle?' Economics Letters, 158. pp. 18-20. ISSN 0165-1765

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Using recall and diary food expenditure data from Canada, we compare estimates of the household size elasticity of per capita food expenditure. In contrast to Gibson (2002), we find negative elasticities in both recall and diary data. This in turn means we find evidence of the “Deaton–Paxson puzzle” in both diary and recall data. Recall error cannot be the sole explanation of the puzzle.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Household economics; Economies of scale; Consumer demand
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2017 08:21
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:47

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