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de Carvalho, Sandro Sacchet
dos Santos, Cláudio Hamilton
de Almeida, Vinícius Augusto
Joel, Yannick Kolai Zagbai
Paiva, Karine Cristina
Caldas, Luíza Freitas
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Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 2209
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Household consumption is the most important component of gross domestic product (GDP) and its dynamics is crucial to understanding the changes in the dynamics of the economy in boom periods and crises. This paper analyzes the structure of household consumption in Brazil between the years 2000 and 2013 from its two main sources of data, the System of National Accounts (SNA) and the Family Budget Survey (POF), both produced the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE); as well as carry out a comparative analysis of the differences between the two sources. The results show that both surveys revealed changes in household consumption structure during this economic period of growth and income distribution, such as a larger share of consumption in durable goods (cars, appliances etc.). However, the differences between the two sources are substantial.
household consumption
national accounts
household surveys
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Working Paper

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