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Estimating welfare indices: household weights and sample design

Cowell, FA and Jenkins, SP (2003) 'Estimating welfare indices: household weights and sample design.' In: Amiel, Y and Bishop, JA, (eds.) Inequality Welfare and Poverty: Theory and Measurement. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 147 - 172. ISBN 978-0-76231-014-2

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Abstract

The techniques of simple random sampling are seldom appropriate in the empirical analysis of income distributions. Various types of weighting schemes are usually required either from the point of view of welfare-economic considerations (the mapping of household/family distributions into individual distributions) or from the point of view of sample design. The different types of weights have different implications for the sampling distribution of estimators of welfare indices

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
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Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2014 09:05
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:51
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/9632

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