Are Equivalence Scales the Same for the United States and Canada?

Abstract

This research uses microdata from the 1986 Statistics Canada Family Expenditure S u ~ e y and from the 1986-88 U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey to estimate equivalence scales using a methodology which is very similar to that employed by Statistics Canada for the estimation of Low-Income Cutoffs. Employing identical sample selection criteria and identically… (More)

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