Marjit, Sugata and Roy, Ranjan (2010): Conflicting Measures of Poverty and Inadequate Saving by the Poor – The Role of Status Driven Utility Function.
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In presence of inequality a status driven utility function reconciles the conflict between income based and nutrition based measures of poverty. Moreover, it can explain why the poor tend to save less, an established empirical fact in the developing countries. The result is independent of the assumption of imperfect capital market. The paper attempts to integrate various strands of literature on status effects.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Conflicting Measures of Poverty and Inadequate Saving by the Poor – The Role of Status Driven Utility Function|
|English Title:||Conflicting Measures of Poverty and Inadequate Saving by the Poor – The Role of Status Driven Utility Function|
|Keywords:||Inequality, Inter-temporal consumer choice, Utility, Poverty,|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D11 - Consumer Economics: Theory
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
D - Microeconomics > D9 - Intertemporal Choice and Growth > D91 - Intertemporal Consumer Choice; Life Cycle Models and Saving
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty
|Depositing User:||sugata marjit|
|Date Deposited:||23. Dec 2010 07:35|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 05:20|
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