Adult Goods and the Cost of Children in Australia Bradbury, Bruce en_US 2021-11-25T12:32:52Z 2021-11-25T12:32:52Z 1989 en_US
dc.description.abstract What is the appropriate basis for the comparison of the costs of families with and without children, and how is this relevant to social policy? This paper discusses these issues and derives some simple equivalence scales for the relative costs of children. The method used, originally due to Rothbarth, rests on the comparison of expenditures on adult goods in families with and without children. Data from the 1984 Household Expenditure Survey suggest average costs of children (relative to couples) of around 20 percent. Whilst the data are suggestive of strong economies of scale and different impacts of child costs on mothers' and fathers' consumption, conclusions on these issues must await a larger sample. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0858238624 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1031-9689 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Welfare Research Centre, UNSW en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Social Welfare Research Centre discussion papers en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Cost of Children en_US
dc.subject.other Australia en_US
dc.title Adult Goods and the Cost of Children in Australia en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 13 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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