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A behaviour-based approach to the estimation of poverty in India
(Discussion paper;2/2013, Working paper, 2013-01)
Since the late 1970s, the price indices underlying the poverty lines in India have been updated using aggregate indices. Widespread criticism of these indices led to the adoption of a new o cial methodology in 2011 based ...
Baby booming inequality? Demographic change and earnings inequality in Norway, 1967–2000
(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
In this paper, we demonstrate how age-adjusted inequality measures can be used to evaluate whether changes in inequality over time are due to changes in the age-structure. To this end, we use administrative data on ...
Global income inequality and cost-of-living adjustment : the Geary–Allen world accounts
(Discussion paper;20/2012, Working paper, 2012-10)
Standard ways of measuring real income are known to be inconsistent with consumer preferences. We provide preference-consistent estimates of real income, based on the income-specific price indices that are consistent ...
Willingness to compete in a gender equal society
(Discussion paper;24/2012, Working paper, 2012-12)
Willingness to compete : family matters
(Discussion Papers;03/2014, Working paper, 2014-01)
This paper studies the role of family background in explaining differences in the willingness to compete. By combining data from a lab experiment conducted with a representative sample of adolescents in Norway and high ...
The cost of living in China : implications for inequality and poverty
(Discussion paper;21/2012, Working paper, 2012-11)
China’s economic development in recent decades has been tremendous, but subject to debate. This paper calculates regional prices that make incomes comparable across both time and space using the Engel-curve approach. ...
Saving and Bequest in China: An Analysis of Intergenerational Exchange.
(SAM;10/2016, Working paper, 2016-05-31)
Particularly high saving rates among the elderly in both rural and urban China call for an investigation of the involved bequest motive. Utilizing unique survey data from a diverse group of Chinese households, we document ...
Pro-poor price trends and inequality - the case of India.
(SAM;01/2016, Working paper, 2016-02-08)
It is well known that people's consumption patterns change with income. Relative price changes therefore affect rich and poor consumers differently. Yet, the standard price indices are not income-specific and hence, the ...
Modernisert men urettferdig folketrygd?
(Arbeidsnotat;04/12, Working paper, 2012-01)
Som et resultat av en aldrende befolkning har det i Norge som i de fleste andre OECD land, tvunget seg fram en reformering av pensjonssystemet. Med bred politisk enighet ble forslaget til modernisert folketrygd vedtatt med ...