Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/205561
Authors: 
Creedy, John
Sleeman, Catherine
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
New Zealand Treasury Working Paper No. 04/21
Publisher: 
New Zealand Government, The Treasury, Wellington
Abstract: 
This paper examines the sensitivity of inequality and poverty measures to the choice of adult equivalence scales and the type of income unit examined. Comparisons are made using parametric equivalence scales, and income units include individuals, equivalent adults and households. The results are based on HES data for total expenditure. A variety of equivalence scales, for New Zealand, Australia, the UK and the OECD are examined. The implications of varying the poverty line are also considered.
Subjects: 
Inequality
poverty
equivalence scales
living standard
income unit
JEL: 
D31
D63
H23
I31
I32
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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