Object structure

Title:

Using subjective equivalence scales to analyze poverty in Poland

Group publication title:

Argumenta Oeconomica

Creator:

Morawski, Leszek

Subject and Keywords:

subjective equivalence scale ; Income Evaluation Question ; poverty

Description:

Argumenta Oeconomica, 2018, Nr 2 (41), s. 207-223

Abstrakt:

The subjective equivalence scale for Poland in 2010 is estimated using the Polish Household Budget Survey. The scale increases consistently with household size, thus showing larger economies of scale than would be shown if the OECD approach was used. We compare the poverty rates based on the subjective scale with those obtained using expert approach. The overall poverty rates are not much different, but the choice of weighting methods leads to a significantly different distribution of poverty when different types of households are considered. In particular, according to the subjective approach, the one-person households are mostly at risk of financial poverty. This is opposite to the OECD approach, according to which larger households are more at risk. The results are consistent with those for the euro zone countries discussed in Bishop et al. (2014).

Publisher:

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu

Place of publication:

Wrocław

Date:

2018

Resource Type:

artykuł

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

doi:10.15611/aoe.2018.2.09

Language:

eng

Relation:

Argumenta Oeconomica, 2018, Nr 2 (41)

Rights:

Wszystkie prawa zastrzeżone (Copyright)

Access Rights:

Dla wszystkich w zakresie dozwolonego użytku

Location:

Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu