Variable Income Equivalence Scales

An Empirical Approach

  • Carsten Schröder

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Carsten Schröder
    Pages 1-5
  3. Carsten Schröder
    Pages 7-38
  4. Carsten Schröder
    Pages 51-56
  5. Carsten Schröder
    Pages 57-92
  6. Carsten Schröder
    Pages 93-130
  7. Carsten Schröder
    Pages 131-133
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 135-168

About this book


The book presents a new survey method for assessing equivalence scales. While previous surveys have frequently been accused of providing data which are substantially biased by respondents' personal characteristics and other subjective biases the new method keeps bias to an absolute minimum. Another key feature is that the derived data adds information as to the impact of two key variables on equivalence scales: income and the number of employed household members. In contrast to the standard ‘independence of base assumption’, the equivalence scales presented are inversely related to the income level of the reference household (a single adult), and increase in the number of employed household members.




Equivalence Scales Household Production Income Level Independence of Base Internet Motivation production

Authors and affiliations

  • Carsten Schröder
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Economics Institute of Public Finance and Social PolicyUniversity of KielKielGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-0183-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2711-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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