© 2004

Household Behaviour, Equivalence Scales, Welfare and Poverty

  • Camilo Dagum
  • Guido Ferrari
Conference proceedings

Part of the Contributions to Statistics book series (CONTRIB.STAT.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. John Muellbauer, Justin van de Ven
    Pages 85-106
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 295-296

About these proceedings


The book presents a quantitative analysis of household income distribution, welfare, poverty, cost of raising children, and taxation problems. The innovative construction of equivalence scales as an instrument for the assessment of these variables allows a unified treatment of households of different sizes and age composition with the scope of advancing a meaningful and relevant research on welfare, taxation, and poverty. Each chapter of the book offers a self-contained theoretical and methodological presentation, enhanced with applications to real-life case studies.


Equivalence Scales Household Behaviour Income Distribution Poverty Quantitative Analysis Simulation Taxation Welfare calculus

Editors and affiliations

  • Camilo Dagum
    • 1
  • Guido Ferrari
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze Statistiche “P. Fortunati”Università di BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Statistica “G. Parenti”Università di FirenzeFirenzeItaly

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