Perception of welfare and poverty: Analysis of Qualitative Responses of a Panel of Urban Households in Ethiopia

In this study we attempted to apply the subjective definition of poverty based on a version of the income evaluation question to analyses the perception of households about their welfare and to derive the poverty line and poverty measures in developing country setting. The results are encouraging and indicate that meaningful responses can be obtained to the income evaluation question. The findings show that in general households are more concerned about their absolute welfare than their welfare in comparison with others. In addition, we found that household needs rise with the size of the household, sex of the head of the household and the education of the head of the household.


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Editor(s):
Tassew, W/Hanna
Alemayehu, Seyoum
Alemu, Mekonnen
Berhane, Tareke
Getachew, Asgedom
Getachew, Yoseph
Tenkir, Bonger
Issue Date:
2002-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/250157
Published in:
Ethiopian Journal of Economics, Volume 08, Number 1
Page range:
1-20
Total Pages:
98
Note:
Special Issue: Poverty and Poverty |Determinants in Ethiopia(Financed by Action Aid-Ethiopia)
Series Statement:
ETHIOPIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS
Volume VIII Number 1; April 1999




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