Equivalence Scales and Housing Deprivation Orderings: An Example Using Lebanese Data
CIRPEE Working Paper 09-39
32 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2009
Date Written: September 3, 2009
Housing deprivation orderings raise challenges as far as measurement is concerned. The first challenge resides in the identification of an adequate variable that characterizes housing services consumed by households. Another challenge may arise in the comparisons of housing services consumption between households of different sizes and composition. The last challenge may arise in the choice of a deprivation threshold and of a deprivation index. In this paper we address theoretically those challenges. An empirical illustration is offered using Lebanese data.
Keywords: Housing, Deprivation, Stochastic dominance, Equivalence scales, Lebanon
JEL Classification: I31, I32
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