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The Rural-Urban Divide: Economic Disparities and Interactions in China

John Knight and Lina Song

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293309
eISBN:
9780191684975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293309.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book describes and explains the remarkably large rural–urban divide in economic wellbeing that exists in China. How did it come about? How is it maintained, in the face of equilibrating market ... More


The Income Concept

Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

in Income Distribution: Includes CD

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195300918
eISBN:
9780199783441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195300912.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The definition of income in developed and developing countries is introduced. The use of household sample surveys to gather information on income distribution is discussed as well as the derived ... More


Measuring Food Security Using Respondents' Perception of Food Consumption Adequacy *

Mauro Migotto, Benjamin Davis, Calogero Carletto, and Kathleen Beegle

in Food Security: Indicators, Measurement, and the Impact of Trade Openness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199236558
eISBN:
9780191717031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236558.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter compares information on self-perceived food consumption adequacy from the subjective modules of household surveys with standard quantitative indicators, namely calorie consumption, ... More


Measuring Poverty in a Growing World (or Measuring Growth in a Poor World) 1

Angus Deaton

in Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558032
eISBN:
9780191721335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The extent to which growth reduces global poverty has been disputed for several decades. Although there are better data than ever before, controversies are not resolved. A major problem is that ... More


Economic Growth and the Labour Market

John Knight

in China's Remarkable Economic Growth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698691
eISBN:
9780191739118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698691.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Financial Economics

China has achieved rapid economic growth, averaging more than 9% per annum over the three decades 1978–2008. Over the same period the labour force has grown by 380 million, or by 90%, equivalent to ... More


Changing Fortunes: Income Mobility and Poverty Dynamics in Britain

Stephen P. Jenkins

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199226436
eISBN:
9780191728457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226436.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Britain's income distribution is like a multi-story apartment building with the numbers of residents on the different floors corresponding to the concentration of people at different income levels in ... More


Sources of Longitudinal Data on Income: Household Panel Surveys in Context

Stephen P. Jenkins

in Changing Fortunes: Income Mobility and Poverty Dynamics in Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199226436
eISBN:
9780191728457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226436.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses the different sources of longitudinal data on income, focusing on administrative record data and household panel surveys (of which the British Household Panel Survey used in ... More


A Note on the Mis(Use) of National Accounts for Estimation of Household Final Consumption Expenditures for Poverty Measures

Ivo Havinga, Gisèle Kamanou, and Vu Quang Viet

in Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558032
eISBN:
9780191721335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines, from a global perspective, why poverty counts at different points in time generate marked and growing discrepancies when estimated from national accounts aggregated statistics ... More


The British Household Panel Survey and its Income Data

Stephen P. Jenkins

in Changing Fortunes: Income Mobility and Poverty Dynamics in Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199226436
eISBN:
9780191728457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226436.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter introduces the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), the data source underpinning the book's empirical analysis. The BHPS is described in detail — the design, sample size and response ... More


Domain Satisfactions

Bernard Van Praag

in Happiness Quantified: A Satisfaction Calculus Approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226146
eISBN:
9780191718595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226146.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter applies the methodology introduced for analysing financial satisfaction to various other domains of life such as health, employment, housing, and marriage. The analysis is based on data ... More


Introduction

Sudhir Anand, Paul Segal, and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558032
eISBN:
9780191721335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The measurement and tracking of global poverty is a critical element in assessing progress towards the first Millennium Development Goal, and different researchers have presented widely-varying ... More


The Italian Mobility Regime: 1985–97

Maurizio Pisati and Antonio Schizzerotto

in Social Mobility in Europe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199258451
eISBN:
9780191601491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258457.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Analyses changes in the Italian social mobility regime over the period 1985 to 1997. First, it is shown that both men’s and women’s absolute rates of mobility have remained substantially stable ... More


Effects of Taxation on the Distribution of Income

Hiromitsu Ishi

in The Japanese Tax System

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242566
eISBN:
9780191596452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242569.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Deals with the effects of income taxes on income distribution. It is widely believed that the individual income tax, with progressive tax rates, can reduce the inequality of income distribution or at ... More


Income Inequality After Apartheid

Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass

in Class, Race, and Inequality in South Africa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108927
eISBN:
9780300128758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108927.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines patterns of inequality in South Africa following the end of the apartheid era. It analyzes the overall levels of inequality after apartheid using census data from the 1995 and ... More


Asking Households about Expenditures: What Have We Learned?

Thomas F. Crossley and Joachim K. Winter

in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226126654
eISBN:
9780226194714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194714.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

There is mounting evidence of problems with the household budget surveys conducted by national statistical agencies in many countries. When designing household surveys, including surveys that measure ... More


Social Stratification and Income Inequality at the End of Apartheid

Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass

in Class, Race, and Inequality in South Africa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108927
eISBN:
9780300128758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108927.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter utilizes the 1993 Project for Statistics on Living Standards and Development (PSLSD) survey to analyze social stratification and income inequality in South Africa at the end of the ... More


Measuring Welfare

Martin Ravallion

in The Economics of Poverty: History, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190212766
eISBN:
9780190212803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212766.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The foundation of most measures of poverty and inequality is a concept of individual welfare. Economists have often tried to infer welfare from behavior, and one aspect of behavior in particular: ... More


Data for LEWIE

J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz J. Filipski

in Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter shows how to build a household SAM from primary and secondary data, then how to nest SAMs of heterogeneous households or household groups into a meta-SAM for the project or study area. ... More


A Comparison of Micro and Macro Expenditure Measures across Countries Using Differing Survey Methods

Garry Barrett, Peter Levell, and Kevin Milligan

in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226126654
eISBN:
9780226194714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194714.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

There are ongoing concerns about the reliability of household expenditure surveys in many countries. This chapter presents a comparative assessment of the performance of the household expenditure ... More


Using survey data: towards valid estimates of poverty in the South

Roy Carr-Hill

in Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447348214
eISBN:
9781447348269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348214.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

It is important to be cautious about making inferences from survey data. This chapter focuses on one very important but unexamined problem, that of the undercount of the poorest in the world. This ... More


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