Household Characteristics and Consumption Behaviour: A Nonparametric Approach

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Show simple item record Delgado, Miguel A. Miles, Daniel 2009-07-17T08:22:55Z 2009-07-17T08:22:55Z 1997-09
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Empirical Economics. Septiembre 1997, vol. 22, nº 3, p. 409-429
dc.identifier.issn 1435-8921
dc.description.abstract In this paper we apply nonparametric methods in order to discuss some empirical aspects of household consumption behaviour. First, we study the differences in the consumption behaviour between household types. We find that, except for food, there are no clear significant differences. Secondly, we derive the functional form for the food Engel curve, using specification tests consistent in the direction of nonparametric alternatives. Finally, we use this specification to discuss the misleading conclusions that could be reached from a mechanic interpretation of the rejection of Hausman's test, when applied to test the exogeneity of expenditure. The data is obtained from the Spanish Expenditure Survey 1980?81 and 1990?91.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.rights © Springer - Physica-Verlag
dc.subject.other Engel curves
dc.subject.other Household characteristics
dc.subject.other Nonparametric Estimation
dc.subject.other Consisten Especification Tests
dc.subject.other Expenditure Endogeneity
dc.title Household Characteristics and Consumption Behaviour: A Nonparametric Approach
dc.type article PeerReviewed
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dc.subject.jel C14
dc.subject.jel C21
dc.subject.jel C52
dc.subject.jel D12
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/BF01208831
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