Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125357
Authors: 
Donni, Olivier
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 132
Abstract: 
The cost of children is a critical parameter used in determining many economic policies. For instance, correctly setting the tax deduction for families with children requires assessing the true household cost of children. Evaluating child poverty at the individual level requires making a clear distinction between the share of family resources received by children and that received by parents. The standard ad hoc measures (equivalence scales) used in official publications to measure the cost of children are arbitrary and are not informed by any economic theory. However, economists have developed methods that are grounded in economic theory and can replace ad hoc measures.
Subjects: 
cost of children
consumption
Rothbarth method
Engel method
survey data
JEL: 
C81
D12
D13
D31
J13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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