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Author Deaton, Angus.
Title The analysis of household surveys : a microeconometric approach to development policy / Angus Deaton.
Imprint Baltimore, MD : Published for the World Bank [by] Johns Hopkins University Press, [1997]

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Subject Household surveys -- Developing countries -- Methodology.
Developing countries -- Economic conditions -- Econometric models.
Alt Name NetLibrary, Inc.
Description viii, 479 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 439-462) and indexes.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2000. Available via the World Wide Web. Available in multiple electronic file formats. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries.
ISBN 0585237875 (electronic bk.) : $40.00
OCLC # 44958585
Additional Format Original (DLC) 97002905 (OCoLC)36417768.
Table of Contents
1The design and content of household surveys7
 1.1Survey design9
 1.2The content and quality of survey data22
 1.3The Living Standards Surveys32
 1.4Descriptive statistics from survey data40
 1.5Guide to further reading61
2Econometric issues for survey data63
 2.1Survey design and regressions66
 2.2The econometrics of clustered samples73
 2.3Heteroskedasticity and quantile regressions78
 2.4Structure and regression in nonexperimental data92
 2.5Panel data105
 2.6Instrumental variables111
 2.7Using a time-series of cross-sections116
 2.8Two issues in statistical inference127
 2.9Guide to further reading131
3Welfare, poverty, and distribution133
 3.1Living standards, inequality, and poverty134
 3.2Nonparametric methods for estimating densities169
 3.3Analyzing the distributional effects of policy182
 3.4Guide to further reading202
4Nutrition, children, and intrahousehold allocation204
 4.1The demand for food and nutrition206
 4.2Intra-household allocation and gender bias223
 4.3Equivalence scales: theory and practice241
 4.4Guide to further reading269
5Looking at price and tax reform271
 5.1The theory of price and tax reform for developing countries273
 5.2The analysis of spatial price variation283
 5.3Modeling the choice of quality and quantity293
 5.4Empirical results for India and Pakistan315
 5.5Looking at price and tax reform323
 5.6Price reform: parametric and nonparametric analysis332
 5.7Guide to further reading334
6Saving and consumption smoothing335
 6.1Life-cycle interpretations of saving337
 6.2Short-term consumption smoothing and permanent income350
 6.3Models of saving for poor households357
 6.4Social insurance and consumption372
 6.5Saving, consumption, and inequality383
 6.6Household saving and policy: a tentative review393
 6.7Guide to further reading399
 Code appendix401
 Subject index463
 Author index474