Measuring the Costs of Living of Australian Families Manning, Ian en_US 2021-11-25T16:12:06Z 2021-11-25T16:12:06Z 1984 en_US
dc.description.abstract Arguments about the construction and application of equivalence scales have been a constant feature of the income security debate in Australia over the past decade. Ian Manning has written this monograph to provide a review of the attempts to derive equivalence scales from Australian data, and to try to indicate some directions for future work. In his words, An equivalence scale gives an estimate of the relative income required, on average, for households with different characteristics to attain the same standard of living. As such it is a precise estimate of a somewhat hazy concept, and the merits and accuracy of different equivalence scales are therefore necessarily contested. Indeed, some would say that the methodological problems in deriving a widely-accepted equivalence scale are so serious that the concept should be abandoned, but unfortunately it will not go away; the concept is fundamental to the measurement of economic inequality, and it also lies at the basis of the table of social security rates. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 858234521 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Welfare Research Centre, UNSW en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Reports and Proceedings 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 Australia en_US
dc.subject.other Costs of Living en_US
dc.subject.other Families en_US
dc.title Measuring the Costs of Living of Australian Families en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
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unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 43 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Manning, Ian, Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne en_US
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