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Estimating welfare indices : household weights and sample design

Cowell, Frank and Jenkins, Stephen P (2000) Estimating welfare indices : household weights and sample design. Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 48, 48. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

The techniques of simple random sampling are seldom appropriate in the empirical analysis of income distributions. Various types of weighting schemes are usually required either from the point of view of welfare-economic considerations (the mapping of household/family distributions into individual distributions) or from the point of view of sample design. The different types of weights have different implications for the sampling distribution of estimators of welfare indices.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/darp/DARP48.pdf
Additional Information: © 2000 Frank A. Cowell and Stephen Jenkins.
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General > C13 - Estimation
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Departments > Economics
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 48
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/2160/

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