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Type Journal Article - Review of Income and Wealth
Title Development and the distribution of living standards: a critique of the evolving data base
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Volume 49
Issue 9
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2003
URL http://www.roiw.org/2003/333.pdf
Abstract
Household surveys of the distribution of income and expenditure are discussed in this paper. The potential for non-sampling errors, effecting both the mean and measures of dispersion, is noted. These errors are shown to result in substantial discrepancies between the survey data and national accounts-based estimates of the incidence of poverty and trends in living standards. It is argued that the reconciliation of these discrepancies offers the best way forward for improving both types of data.

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