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dc.contributor.authorCherchye, Laurensen_US
dc.contributor.authorde Rock, Bramen_US
dc.contributor.authorVermeulen, Fredericen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:34:42Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:34:42Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35194-
dc.description.abstractWe apply the collective consumption model of Browning, Chiappori and Lewbel (2006) to analyse economic well-being and poverty among the elderly. The model focuses on individual preferences, a consumption technology that captures the economies of scale of living in a couple, and a sharing rule that governs the intra-household allocation of resources. The model is applied to a time series of Dutch consumption expenditure surveys. Our empirical results indicate substantial economies of scale and a wife's share that is increasing in total expenditures. We further calculated poverty rates by means of the collective consumption model. Collective poverty rates of widows and widowers turn out to be slightly lower than traditional ones based on a standard equivalence scale. Poverty among women (men) in elderly couples, however, seems to be heavily underestimated (overestimated) by the traditional approach. Finally, we analysed the impact of becoming a widow(er). Based on cross-sectional evidence, we find that the drop (increase) in material well-being following the husband's death is substantial for women in high (low) expenditure couples. For men, the picture is reversed.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3349en_US
dc.subject.jelD11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCollective modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordintra-household allocationen_US
dc.subject.keywordindifference scalesen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomies of scaleen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Lageen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwAlte Menschenen_US
dc.subject.stwLebensstandarden_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltseinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwSkalenertragen_US
dc.subject.stwZeitreihenanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwSch├Ątzungen_US
dc.subject.stwNiederlandeen_US
dc.titleEconomic well-being and poverty among the elderly: an analysis based on a collective consumption modelen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn55986695Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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