Properties of Equivalence Scales in Different Countries

10 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2005

See all articles by Christos Koulovatianos

Christos Koulovatianos

Department of Finance, University of Luxembourg

Carsten Schröder

Free University of Berlin (FUB) - Department of Business and Economics

Ulrich Schmidt

University of Kiel - Institute of Economics

Date Written: February 18, 2005

Abstract

Recent studies in high-income industrialized countries have shown that equivalence scales are income-dependent. We investigate whether this dependence also holds in poorer, services oriented countries, by considering the example of Cyprus. We also examine whether household economies of scale and relative children costs differ.

Keywords: household economies of scale, equivalence scales, survey method, independence of base

JEL Classification: C42, C90, D31, D63, I31

Suggested Citation

Koulovatianos, Christos and Schröder, Carsten and Schmidt, Ulrich, Properties of Equivalence Scales in Different Countries (February 18, 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=671682 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.671682

Christos Koulovatianos (Contact Author)

Department of Finance, University of Luxembourg ( email )

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Carsten Schröder

Free University of Berlin (FUB) - Department of Business and Economics ( email )

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Germany
+49 030 838-52259 (Phone)
+49 030 838-52560 (Fax)

Ulrich Schmidt

University of Kiel - Institute of Economics ( email )

Olshausenstrasse 40
24098 Kiel, 24098
Germany

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