The Welfare Interpretation of Family Size Equivalence Scales Bradbury, Bruce en_US 2021-11-25T12:33:17Z 2021-11-25T12:33:17Z 1992 en_US
dc.description.abstract Do family size equivalence scales have a welfare interpretation? Whilst many economists routinely use equivalence scales as a component of between-household welfare comparisons, others insist that choice over demographic composition means that such an interpretation is inappropriate. This paper discusses the conditions under which equivalence scales may be appropriately used for welfare comparisons, and concludes that they will often, but not always, be satisfied. In particular, the analysis suggests that distributional analysis should assume that equivalent income is different for the adults and children in each family. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0733403247 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1447-8978 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SPRC Discussion Paper en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title The Welfare Interpretation of Family Size Equivalence Scales en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
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unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 37 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Bradbury, Bruce, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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