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Can subjective questions on economic welfare be trusted ? evidence for three developing countries (English)

Abstract

While self-assessments of welfare have become popular for measuring poverty and estimating welfare effects, the methods can be deceptive given systematic heterogeneity in respondents' scales. Little is known about this problem. This study uses specially-designed... See More +

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  • Ravallion, Martin; Himelein, Kristen; Beegle, Kathleen;
  • 2013/12/01
  • Policy Research Working Paper
  • WPS6726
  • 1
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  • TajikistanGuatemalaTanzania
  • Europe and Central AsiaAfricaLatin America & Caribbean
  • 2013/12/01
  • Can subjective questions on economic welfare be trusted ? evidence for three developing countries
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