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Type Working Paper - Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit
Title Estimating expenditure impacts without expenditure data using asset proxies
Issue 29
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2009
Page numbers 1-12
URL http://www.saldru.uct.ac.za/home/index.php?/component/option,com_docman/Itemid,32/limitstart,40/
When asset indices are used in regressions the coefficients obtained are typically difficult to interpret. We show how lower bounds on expenditure effects can be extracted, if the relationship between the assets and expenditure can be calibrated on an auxiliary data set. \n

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