Equivalence Scales and Housing Deprivation Orderings: An Example Using Lebanese Data

CIRPEE Working Paper 09-39

32 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2009

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Sami Bibi

Université Laval - Département d'Économique

Paul Makdissi

University of Ottawa

Myra Yazbeck

McGill University - Epidemiology, Biostatistics, & Occupational Health; Université Laval - Département d'Économique

Date Written: September 3, 2009

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bibi, Sami and Makdissi, Paul and Yazbeck, Myra, Equivalence Scales and Housing Deprivation Orderings: An Example Using Lebanese Data (September 3, 2009). CIRPEE Working Paper 09-39. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1467952 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1467952

Sami Bibi (Contact Author)

Université Laval - Département d'Économique ( email )

2325 Rue de l'Université
DeSeve
Quebec Canada, QC G1K 7P4
Canada

Paul Makdissi

University of Ottawa ( email )

2292 Edwin Crescent
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1H7
Canada

Myra Yazbeck

McGill University - Epidemiology, Biostatistics, & Occupational Health ( email )

845 Sherbrook Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G5 QC H3A 0G4
Canada

Université Laval - Département d'Économique ( email )

2325 Rue de l'Université
Ste-Foy, Quebec G1K 7P4 G1K 7P4
Canada

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