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dc.contributor.authorWilke, Ralf A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T14:48:24Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T14:48:24Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24062-
dc.description.abstractConsumption based equivalence scales are estimated by applying the extended partially linear model (EPLM) to the 1998 Income and Consumption Survey (EVS) of Germany. The chosen flexible semiparametric specification is able to capture a large variety of functional forms of household expenditure shares; it yields root-N-consistent parameter estimates and is consistent with consumer theory. The model specification seems to be appropriate for many demographic groups of the survey population. The estimated equivalence scales are mostly lower than the expert equivalence scales of the German social benefits system and the OECD scales. The large standard errors of the estimates indicate that there is still unexplained noise in the data even after constructing homogenous data segments for the estimations.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) |cMannheim-
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aZEW Discussion Papers |x04-53en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24693-
dc.subject.jelH53en_US
dc.subject.jelC31en_US
dc.subject.jelD12en_US
dc.subject.jelC14en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsemiparametric estimationen_US
dc.subject.keywordwild bootstrappingen_US
dc.subject.keywordequivalence scalesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial benefitsen_US
dc.subject.stwDisparitätsmassen_US
dc.subject.stwVerbraucherausgabenen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialhilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwNichtparametrisches Verfahrenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleSemiparametric Estimation of Consumption Based Equivalence Scales: The Case of Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn391527339en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:2191-

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