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Some aspects of the relative poverty in Sri Lanka (Inglês)

This study presents the main findings of an intensive analysis of the data collected in the Socio-Economic Survey of Sri Lanka from November 1969 to October 1970. It highlights the importance of the criteria used to rank households (per capita vs. total household expenditure or income) for the estimates of the level of inequality as well as for the measures of elasticity of demand for different categories of consumption items. The report presents detailed information on various characteristics of households or population falling in different deciles of per capita expenditure, separately for urban, rural and estate sectors and for the country as a whole. The characteristics examined include: (a) demographic and economic characteristics; (b) differences in the incidence of unemployment; (c) nature of housing units; (d) the access to public amenities (such as toilet facilities, water used for drinking, or cooking and bathing, and energy used for lighting and cooking); (e) the distribution of total reported income of the households by source; and (f) the pattern of consumption. The report also presents the results of a multivariate analysis of per capita expenditure and income of households and of the earnings of employees.


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    Some aspects of the relative poverty in Sri Lanka

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    household population;demographic aspect;rural area;estate sector;incidence of unemployment;per capita income;Housing;per capita expenditure;labour force participation rate;ranking criterion;poor household;piped water;rental value of owner;educational attainment of woman;Levels of Educational Attainment;index of inequality;toilet facility;source income;source of income;ethnic group;household size;income and expenditure;distribution of household;quality of house;income of household;income share;white collar worker;consumer expenditure survey;household expenditure;survey data;repair and maintenance;number of women;impact on poverty;urban household;quantity of water;household head;private consumption expenditure;elasticity of demand;piped water supply;per capita gnp;rate of growth;age at marriage;incidence of poverty;place of work;differences in earnings;measure of inequality;decline in mortality;road and transportation;economies of scale;universal primary education;spread of infection;average household income;wages and salary;share of income;differences in participation;income distribution datum;employment and unemployment;national account;marital status;demographic characteristic;sectoral distribution;water use;sample household;



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