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dc.contributor.authorBurger, Ronelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorBooysen, Frikkieen_US
dc.contributor.authorBerg, Servaas van deren_US
dc.contributor.authorMaltitz, Michael vonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T09:29:56Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-21T09:29:56Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.isbn929190922Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/63356-
dc.description.abstractThe study uses an asset index of consumer durables to track changes in household wealth in Ghana during the recent period of strong growth. Using the Ghana Living Standards Survey of 1998 that contains both wealth data and consumer durable data, the authors demonstrate that the asset index approximate marketable wealth adequately. Although asset index estimates of wealth cannot match the precision of wealth surveys, this approach can provide useful information on marketable wealth in countries where more appropriate sources are not available. The asset index analysis with the three demographic and health surveys for 1993, 1998 and 2003 suggests that the solid economic growth seen over this period has been accompanied by a strong rise in the average asset index scores. – wealth ; Ghana ; asset indexen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/138en_US
dc.subject.jelE21en_US
dc.subject.jelO55en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwVermögensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwIndexen_US
dc.subject.stwAfrikaen_US
dc.titleMarketable wealth in a poor African country: Using an index of consumer durables to investigate wealth accumulation by households in Ghanaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn521397200en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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