Estimating the Effects of Aggregate Agricultural Growth on the Distribution of Expenditures

19 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2011

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Ethan A. Ligon

University of California, Berkeley; Giannini Foundation

Elisabeth Sadoulet

University of California, Berkeley - The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy

Date Written: September 6, 2007

Abstract

Over the last several decades, the World Bank has accumulated a large number of datasets from a large number of countries which are based on household-level surveys, statistically representative of the populations of those countries, and which include data on non-durable expenditures. These data on expenditures can be used to measure economic welfare - indeed, this kind of measurement is a chief reason d’etre of this collection of survey data. Though the micro-data from these surveys are not generally available, the Bank provides data on aggregate expenditures by decile for many of these countries. Further, for many countries data from more than one year is available, so that it’s possible to construct an unbalanced panel of data on the level and distribution of expenditures for a number of countries over the last several decades. We also have data on country-level measures of agricultural income, as well as other aggregate income. The question: how do changes in the sectoral composition of income affect the distribution of expenditures across households within a country?

Suggested Citation

Ligon, Ethan A. and Sadoulet, Elisabeth, Estimating the Effects of Aggregate Agricultural Growth on the Distribution of Expenditures (September 6, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1769944 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1769944

Ethan A. Ligon (Contact Author)

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Elisabeth Sadoulet

University of California, Berkeley - The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy ( email )

2607 Hearst Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720-7320
United States

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