Estimating the absolute wealth of households

@article{Hruschka2015EstimatingTA,
  title={Estimating the absolute wealth of households},
  author={D. Hruschka and D. Gerkey and C. Hadley},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2015},
  volume={93},
  pages={483 - 490}
}
Abstract Objective To estimate the absolute wealth of households using data from demographic and health surveys. Methods We developed a new metric, the absolute wealth estimate, based on the rank of each surveyed household according to its material assets and the assumed shape of the distribution of wealth among surveyed households. Using data from 156 demographic and health surveys in 66 countries, we calculated absolute wealth estimates for households. We validated the method by comparing the… Expand

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