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dc.contributor.authorGrimm, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorCogneau, Denisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T14:53:00Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T14:53:00Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/22147-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of our paper is to derive instructive analytics on how to account for differentials in demographic variables, in particular mortality, when performing welfare comparisons over time. The idea is to apply various ways of ?correcting? estimated income distribution measures for ?sample selection? due to differential mortality. We implement our approach empirically using three waves of the Indonesian Family Life Surveys (IFLS). We distinguish the direct effect of mortality, i.e. individuals who die leave the population and no longer contribute to monetary welfare, from the indirect effect, i.e. the impact on survivors in the deceased?s household who may experience a decrease or increase in monetary welfare. In the case of Indonesia, we show that the direct and indirect effects of mortality on income distribution have opposite signs, but are roughly the same in magnitude. We also show that the effects of other demographic changes?such as changes in the structure of fertility, migration and educational attainment?dominate the effects of mortality, whether direct or indirect. However, we find that none of these demographic developments is substantial enough to explain a significant part of the change in income distribution, regardless of whether the pre-crisis period (1993-1997) or the post-crisis period (1997-2000) is considered.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiskussionsbeiträge aus dem Volkswirtschaftlichen Seminar der Universität Göttingen 122en_US
dc.subject.jelD10en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelJ17en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordDifferential Mortalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordIncome Distribution Dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordWelfare Comparisonsen_US
dc.subject.keywordDecompositionen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwSterblichkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Mobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwSozialer Indikatoren_US
dc.subject.stwWohlfahrtseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwIndonesienen_US
dc.titleThe Measurement of Income Distribution Dynamics when Demographics are correlated with Incomeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn481761918en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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