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Living Standards Measurement Using Income and Expenditure for the Czech Republic

Author: Bc. Tereza Tachovská
Year: 2013 - summer
Leaders: doc. Petr Janský Ph.D.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 89
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Abstract: The aim of this thesis is to show the differences in results regarding living standards when using income and expenditures in the Czech Republic. The main factor which leads to inaccuracy in the results when using only income is consumption smoothing. The thesis examines income and expenditure inequality and poverty between 2001 and 2011. Each measurement uses more measures (coefficients, indices, etc.) to gain the most comprehensive impression possible and to avoid possible deficiencies. Namely, the head count ratio, the aggregate poverty gap, the Sen index and the Takayama index for poverty, and the Gini coefficient, the coefficient of variation and the Theil index for measuring inequality are used. An analysis of the relationship between average income and expenditures shows that average monthly income was higher than expenditures. The trend in inequality was more or less the same for income and expenditures when considering the whole population (constant or increasing depending on the measure used); with regard to the inequality of pensioners, the results were quite different depending on the measure. Expenditure poverty for the whole population exceeded income poverty, whereas for pensioners’ households it was the other way around. The whole population, poverty was relatively...




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