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|JPD 1992 Vol. XIX No. 1-c||Equivalence Scale and Poverty Assessment in a Poor Country|
|Balisacan, Arsenio M.|
Mainly due to the dearth of available data, this article empirically illustrates that the practice of using household expenditures/incomes in assessing aggregate poverty tends to its overestimation. In the absence of reliable equivalence estimates, household size should be normalized to improve the estimation results.
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